There are no immediate reports of any physical damage to the bank but it’s thought the breach is widespread and possibly widespread in Australia.
A spokesman for ANZ said it had confirmed a hack of its IT system, and that customers had been affected by an error in the bank’s IT system.
It’s believed some customers may have lost or stolen their data, but no details of how it was lost or what was stolen have been released.
Mr Roberts said it appeared to be an error made by a third-party contractor that had been brought in by ANZ, rather than by hackers.
“We don’t know exactly how it happened, but the fact that the third-parties software was put in place to handle the transaction of funds is the only plausible explanation,” he said.
“It was probably put in to help the bank handle some other financial issues, or some other issues it might have had that didn’t require the kind of IT systems that ANZ has.”
There was no evidence to suggest the theft of any data.
“ANZ also said it was not aware of any financial losses or breaches to bank accounts.
However, the bank has also said that it had discovered a breach of its own in October, when it discovered a compromise of its internal network, and alerted the police.
In a statement on Wednesday, ANZ chief executive David Morgan said that its financial systems had been breached, and it had notified the police, but added that it was unaware of any victims.”
“The breach was not related to any specific bank account, and did not impact any other ANZ customers, and no other ANA customers, were affected by the breach.” “
[They] have also confirmed that we have contacted a third party, and the bank is in contact.”
“The breach was not related to any specific bank account, and did not impact any other ANZ customers, and no other ANA customers, were affected by the breach.”
However Mr Morgan said the bank had been in communication with the Australian Federal Police, which had confirmed it was aware of the breach and had notified ANZ.
ANZ CEO David Morgan speaks to the media outside the company’s offices in Sydney, Australia, on August 12, 2018.
He said it took “immediate action” to reassure the bank it was secure, and would have no further breaches until all its systems were updated.
The bank said it has been in discussions with the financial regulator, ASIC, about how to address the breach, and also shared information with its customers about the problem.
A spokesman for ASIC said it understood the bank reported the breach to the regulator, and ASIC will investigate the matter.