FNB assures clients after systems breach

Comment on this story
fnb jan 28 Independent Newspapers File image

First National Bank is the latest financial institution to be hit by a systems breach at online payment service provider, PayGate.

After notification from the Payments Association of SA (Pasa) regarding the data loss at PayGate, the bank said it ring-fenced the affected FNB accounts to protect its customers.

“We will ensure that no FNB customer suffers a loss as a result of the incident. We have been replacing cards where we believe there is a risk that the account information has been compromised. The replacement of cards affects a very small portion of our customers. We are taking this step as a precaution to ensure that data stolen cannot be used for illegal transactions.”

Saturday Star

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines