DFCU bank has finally broken the week-long silence on reports that it had lost at least Shs 10 billion after hackers breached its computer system in May.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the bank said an investigation into the matter was ongoing.
“In May 2019, the Bank detected a case of fraud that was immediately reported to the police (CID HDQTRS GEF 604/2019) and investigations are ongoing,” the statement read in part.
The brief statement claimed that stories about the incident had been taken out of context while not giving further details about the incident.
“Unfortunately, reports of this incident have been grossly and maliciously misrepresented in an attempt to damage the reputation of the Bank, destabilise the banking sector and the economy in general …. We urge the public to disregard the continued malicious publications and treat them with the contempt they deserve.”
A suspect in the matter, Braise Ombuze, was last month charged with the offence of Electronic Fraud and Theft under a reference Vide CID HQTRS GEF 604/2019.