A lady Tabitha (@CravingYellow) has accused the newly formed NCBA bank of ‘taking’ sh300,000 from her account without her consent.
“7 weeks ago, over Ksh. 300,000 was stolen from my @NCBABankKenya account. I’ve been chasing this up to no avail. Please help me retweet this to get their attention. More info on my IGTV. Will be sharing more on IG stories too”, she wrote on Twitter.
According to a report by Group iB, one of the top global providers of cyber security solutions, Kenya is emerging as one of the thriving hubs for cyber crime in the world.
A reported recent case is that of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) jackpotting where hackers made away with Sh11 million from ATMs belonging to Absa Bank Kenya (formerly Barclays Bank of Kenya).
As of January 2020, it was reported that Serianu, a pan-african based cyber security and business consulting firm said that Kenya’s economy lost more than Sh29.5 billion from cyber attacks in 2018.
Such complaints of money being lost have been made various times against Equity and KCB Banks.
In October, 2019, three staff of Equity Bank were charged with stealing Sh970,000 from a bank account belonging to a 67-year-old woman. The three are said to have used Equity Bank’s Eazzy Banking App.
The Eazzy app has been on the spotlight for being the weakest link in the banks accounts security.
In March 2018, clients of KCB Bank raised concern over un-explained cash deductions on their bank accounts. Panicked customers that time took to social media to voice their complaints.
The bank insisted the money was safe.
Central Bank of Kenya’s governor Patrick Njoroge had on January 29 told a press conference in Nairobi that cases of ICT-related frauds have been on the rise in recent years, calling on banks to tighten their systems.
“Cybercrime is one of the risks targeting the financial sector which is expected to increase in sophistication and frequency,” the CBK said in 2017 annual report published last August.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has been busy on these cases.
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