Canara Bank says 'X' handle compromised, working to restore it

Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS): After its official social media handle on X (formerly Twitter) was hacked, Canara Bank on Sunday acknowledged it, saying their X handle has been compromised.

The hacker changed the username of the handle to ''.

The official account (@canarabank) has around 2.55 lakh followers.

“Canara Bank would like to inform all concerned that the bank's official X (formerly Twitter) account has been compromised,” the bank said in a statement.

“All concerned teams are investigating the matter and working closely with X to regain access to Canara Bank X handle at the earliest,” it added.

Till about 4 pm, no new posts have been made on the account after being hacked.

The bank urged users not to post anything on its X page.

“We will inform you immediately when it is restored and working in Canara Bank controls. The inconvenience caused is regretted,” said the bank.

In a similar cyber attack, Axis Bank’s support handle on social media platform X was hacked on June 17.

During that time, some posts were made by hackers regarding tech billionaire Elon Musk's company Tesla.

In a post, Axis Bank had responded: “We are investigating the possible hack of the bank’s support handle. We are trying to resolve the issue at the earliest. Please ignore all posts made during this period and do not click on any unauthorised links.”

In another post, Axis Bank wrote, “The bank never asked for any kind of personal details regarding internet and mobile banking passwords, OTP, ATM PIN, or otherwise. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”





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  • Damodar Shenoy, Kodialbail

    Sun, Jun 23 2024

    Not surprising considering how poor Canara Bank really is!!!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 24 2024

    No one knows how much of mega loans (sanctioned to dubious busissmen and crooks) they are writing off; time is not far off when this bank also gets merged with another one from outside, and it's identity is lost forever!!

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  • Damodar Shenoy, Kodialbail

    Mon, Jun 24 2024

    Yes, those crooks sitting in the centre destroyed the legacies of our Vijaya Bank and Corporation Bank. Looks like Canara Bank is next as it too is slowly losing it's identity of being of a D.K. origin bank as you will rarely find any locals in that bank is full of Malayalees and North Indians who are not only arrogant but provide zero customer service. They will make sure it gets merged into some other bank before privatisation.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 23 2024

    Any type of handle is not safe in this digital technology era, except EVM!! 😔

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    Sun, Jun 23 2024

    And a lot will be hacked in 5 years..

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