Qatar National Bank investigating alleged data breach

Qatar National Bank investigating alleged data breach

Qatar national Bank is investigating an alleged security breach that saw the personal details of prominent government officials, journalists and the ruling Al Thani family dumped on the Internet.

The data dump contains 15,460 files and includes details such as QNB customer accounts, passwords, PINs, payment card data, home addresses, emails, and other personally identifiable data.

Some of the files posted reportedly contained pictures of account holders from Facebook and LinkedIn.

Al Jazeera employees impacted by the breach and contacted by Doha News confirmed that the details posted matched their accounts.

The bank, the country's largest lender, has tacitly admitted the breach, posting a brief statement today: ”QNB Group places the highest priority on data security and deploying the strongest measures possible to ensure the integrity of our customers' information. QNB is further investigating this matter in coordination with all concerned parties."

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