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Nigeria: Access Bank assures customers of data confidentiality amid alleged data leak

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa

Access Bank has assured customers of the safety of their personal information denying reports of a breach of its system.

The bank said in a statement: “A video of an individual claiming to be in possession of our customers’ banking details such as BVN and Account Number, has been brought to our notice.

“We urge all customers to remain calm as there is no security breach. We are working with the appropriate authority to bring the perpetrator to book.


“Kindly note that our customers’ financial security is a top priority and we will never disclose any information that will jeopardize your safety.”


The purported video which has gone viral on social media shows a hacker Ihebuzor Chris saying that he breached the system of Access Bank thereby gaining access to thousands of customer information including BVN and Account Number.

The hacker even claimed that he could debit Access Bank customers adding that customer information is not safe.

On his Twitter page, Ihebuzo describes himself as a ‘python’, a software developer. who can do amazing things with the web.

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