The Gambia’s Central Bank says there is no need for citizens to panic after a data hack. Sources allege the hackers managed to access the bank’s most sensitive files, but in a statement, the Central Bank said no mission-critical systems were compromised, and that normal operations have continued unabated.
It however says one server was affected, which was promptly isolated from the bank’s network and a recovery process set in motion. The hackers’ claims that they have stolen a total of 2TB of vital and sensitive data have not been verified.
The bank says it acted swiftly to secure its systems and has started investigating the scope of the breach. The Gambian authorities say they will continue to monitor matters and have reassured the public that the bank is fully operational and national payment systems will be kept stable.