By our reporter
Hackers breached some DFCU Bank customers’ accounts in Kampala late last month and accessed their money amounting to shs 700 million, www.mknewslink.com authoritatively reports.
Whereas DFCU top management reported the matter to Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (CIID) in Kibuli, Kampala, they have since concealed details regarding the heist.
Through our investigations, we have established that the crime was executed by four junior staff and two outsiders who have since been arrested and are currently in police custody.
The heist occurred two weeks ago but DFCU has kept it a top notch secret for fear of losing clients should the public learn that the customers’ details were compromised.
According to a source in the Bank, the hackers penetrated DFCU’s system in most of the branches in Kampala and withdrew shs 700 million which they shared amongst themselves.
Asked to divulge details and identities of the culprits, our source revealed this would jeopardize police investigations.
Asked for more details, police publicist Fred Enanga referred us to CIID public relations liaison officer Mr. Matthias Twine.
When contacted, Twine neither confirmed nor denied having details but promised to verify and get back to us.
He later reverted and said he didn’t have any case or a suspect in his custody.
The recent breach of customers’ information leaves doubt among the public that DFCU can fully protect its clients’ details.
www.mknewslink.com has since launched an independent investigation into this matter (shs 700m heist) and will soon publish the findings.
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