UMB averts cyber attack

BY: Daily Graphic
Mr John Awuah, CEO, Universal Merchant Bank
Mr John Awuah, CEO, Universal Merchant Bank

The Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) says it successfully collaborated with the Ghana Police Service to cause the arrest of an unscrupulous syndicate that attempted to attack the bank’s infrastructure last week.

“UMB wishes to state that due to the significant infrastructural investments made into the Bank’s operational systems, the technical and security teams of our Bank were quickly alerted and moved very swiftly to avert this situation. Our Bank remains resilient and very committed to working with the security forces to clean the environment of any form of cyber miscreants”, a statement issued by the management of the bank, said.

It extended its appreciation to the Ghana Police Service for its professionalism and tactful recommendations in the collaborative efforts towards the execution of the exercise.
The statement wished the bank’s valued customers a fruitful new week.

About UMB Bank

UMB (UMB) Bank is a full-service financial institution specialising in customised banking products and services. Opened on March 15, 1972 and is a leading Ghanaian indigenous bank with considerable financial expertise. UMB is recognised for its entrepreneurial approach, innovative use of technology, and distinctive banking solutions.

Currently UMB has 36 branches, 3 UMB Centres for Businesses, one UMB PPP Incubator Centre and a vast network of ATMs.