KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – A total of RM1.271 million has been stolen from six automated teller machines (ATMs) belonging to Affin Bank Berhad and Affin Islamic Bank Berhad in Johor, Melaka and Selangor, Affin Bank said in a statement yesterday.
It said the ATMs were tampered with on Saturday, resulting in cash being stolen from the machines.
The affected ATMs are located in Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat and Taman Molek in Johor, Melaka Raya as well as PJ State and USJ in Selangor, it said.
“The incident has been reported and the bank is in close cooperation with the police in investigating the matter,” it said.
The bank said there had been no breach or compromise of customer data.
Pending the outcome of the police investigation, the bank said, it had immediately put in additional control measures in all ATMs at branches and off-site locations.
“The bank is closely monitoring to ensure that our customers continue to do their banking safely,” it said.
It was reported that a group of foreigners used what appeared to be telephone SIM cards and other devices to hack into the ATMs.
It was also believed that the suspects involved in the fraudulent withdrawals appeared to be of Latin American or West Asian descent