Qatar National Bank Says Investigating Alleged Account Data Hack

Qatar National Bank, the county’s biggest lender, is investigating an alleged security breach of customer data posted online this week.

The data includes account information for Al Jazeera journalists, members of the ruling Al Thani family and government officials, International Business Times reported. Some files had pictures of account holders from Facebook and LinkedIn, according to the report.

QNB said in a statement it won’t comment on "social media" reports and that there’s no financial impact on its clients or the bank and that it’s further investigating the matter. A QNB spokesman declined to comment beyond the statement on Wednesday. 

Global losses from hacking and undesired spamming exceed $100 billion a year, according to Kaspersky Lab. Hackers stole $101 million from Bangladesh’s central bank in February, and at least 40 million credit cards were compromised in a data breach at Target Corp. in 2013.

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