DFCU HAS FINALLY BROKEN THE SILENCE ON 10B HACKING SAGA

By Jolly Gwari and Agencies

DFCU has finally the week-long silence on the reports that it had lost 10 billion after hackers contravene its computer system in May. Notably, the bank has reportedly decided to hide it no more as it is alleged that they have already reported the matter to the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (CIID) in Kibuli under CID HDQTRs GEF604/2019.  In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the Bank says an investigation into the matter is ongoing. “In May 2019, the bank detected a case of fraud that was immediately reported to police (CID HDQTRs GEF604/2019), and investigations are ongoing”. The statement read in parts.

  The statement alleges 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, destabilize 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”.

The suspect Braise Ombuze has been charged with the offense of Electronic Fraud and Theft under a reference Vide CID HQTRS GEF 604/2019. Braise had been detained at CID head offices in Kibuli Kampala.

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