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B’lore-based EnStage second Indian firm hit by $45-mn global ATM heist

After ElectraCard Systems, it has emerged that Bangalore-based EnStage is the another Indian company whose data security was breached in the $45-million global ATM heist.

Like the Pune-headquartered ElectraCard Systems, EnStage also specialises in processing payment transactions and counts Bank of Muscat, one of the two affected banks in the fraud, as its clients.

When contacted, a spokesperson for EnStage confirmed the development and added that the company has launched an independent investigation into the matter.

'One of our customers was affected by the crime. EnStage is deeply committed to information security, and we will continue to take all reasonable measures to ensure our networks are secured from criminal actors,' the spokesperson said on Sunday. The company, promoted by Govind Setlur, has hired an independent security experts 'to analyze the intrusion' and 'recommend enhancements to its information security infrastructure', the spokesperson said.

It has also implemented additional monitoring capabilities, the spokesperson said. An international criminal gang made two coordinated hits on ATMs around the world in matter of hours recently, withdrawing $5 million on 21 December last year and another $40 million on 19 February this year.
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