Parliament’s Committee on State Owned Enterprises (SOE) on Monday decided to investigate the leak of bank card information of hundreds of Bank of Maldives (BML) customers.
The case of threats to BML’s cybersecurity was submitted to the committee by Parliament Representative for Male' City's Maafannu Medhu constituency, MP Ibrahim Rasheed.
Upon being directed sharp criticism on social media, BML on Sunday acknowledged via a press statement that the bank had received word of a "potential breach of data”, compromising 350 of its customers.
However, BML noted that the leak originated from an e-commerce merchant and not from the bank itself.
According to the chair of Parliament's SOE committee, representative for Addu City's Hulhudhoo constituency MP Ilyas Labeeb, investigations into the matter aimed at formulating measures to prevent a repetition of such financial crimes.
Further, the bank clarified in its statement that the 350 customers that have potentially been affected by the leak had their bank cards cancelled and work was underway to replace them.
“Customers are fully protected and will not face any financial loss", BML's statement added.