Over the weekend, there were grave concerns about CIMB Clicks’ security. A couple of CIMB customers had posted on Facebook that their bank accounts were being emptied through multiple transactions in the past few days. Adding more to the confusion is the appearance of a Google reCAPTCHA feature on the login page of CIMB Clicks.
Here’s a recap of what we know so far.
Debit Card Transactions
At the moment, most of the alleged cases involved debit cards and
Alleged stolen card information
On last Wednesday, ZDNet security reporter, Catalin Cimpanu, had tweeted that an alleged hacker had bought a large stash of card numbers and was trying to look for a cash-out partner to target CIMB Bank.
Do note that we can’t confirm if this is linked to the current
reCAPTCHA for added security
Many were also surprised to see a reCAPTCHA feature that was introduced on the login pages over the weekend. Some had doubts if they have landed on a genuine CIMB Clicks website and had urged others not to log in.
CIMB has confirmed via social media that they have enabled reCAPTCHA as an added security precaution. In case you didn’t know, reCAPTCHA is a feature by Google that’s designed to fight bots and potential spam. If a visitor is deemed suspicious, it will perform a test to confirm that a human is accessing the website.
Successful login with “Wrong password”
It was also alleged that CIMB Clicks accounts can be accessed with the wrong password. The video below was circulating online but it is worth pointing out that you’ll need to enter the first 8 characters correctly before you can
Nevertheless, it is still a concern which CIMB needs to clarify. Prior to this, CIMB Clicks has a password limit of 8 characters but they have increased the limit to more than 8 characters starting today.
UPDATE: According to CIMB, it is normal to be able to login with additional characters added to the password.
We have reached out to CIMB’s Corporate Communications department for further clarification. We’ll update once we have gotten an official response.
UPDATE: CIMB has issued an official statement and they assured that their systems remain secure.