Reports came in on wednesday that the largest bank in india the state bank of india (SBI), forgot to secure a key server hosting sensitive information in one of its Mumbai installations and that the server might have leaked details of millions of bank accounts. According to techcrunch who got an anonymous tip
from an anonymous researcher saying “the bank had not protected the server with a password, allowing anyone who knew where to look to access the data on millions of customers’ information”. SBI has not commented on the issue for now.
The report noted that after gaining entry to the unsafe SBI server, the Techcrunch team was able to see “text messages going to customers in real-time, including their phone numbers, bank balances, and recent transactions The bank sent out close to three million text messages on Monday alone.