While Pune was recently entitled ‘most liveable city’ under Ease of Living Index, city’s Cosmos Bank, hailed as one of the oldest cooperative banks in India, was attacked and transactions of nearly 94.42 crore have been carried out in bank accounts outside India. The officials of the cooperative bank located in Pune, have filed an FIR against ALM trading limited and unknown persons in Pune.
According to the complaint, money transfer took place on two occasions last week — on August 11 and August 13. The FIR also states that information of thousands of debit cards have been stolen by suspected cyber criminals in the malware attack.
Officials associated with the bank highlighted the details of the matter stating that around 78 crore was transferred out of the country in various transactions on August 11. A transaction of Rs 2.5 crore was done in India through National Payments Corporation of India (NCPI) and VISA.
On August 13, the server was hacked again and RS 14 crore were transferred through Swift transaction to the account of ALM trading limited at Hang Seng bank in Hong Kong.
A team from the local police station and the Cyber Crime Cell of Pune police have launched an investigation in the case.