Absa has confirmed the recent security issue with its Absa Capital website, explaining that its Retail Structured Products (RSP) and Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) websites displayed malware warnings when visited through the Google Chrome Browser.
“However, the issue was resolved within 15 minutes of it being detected. We have since removed the sections on the websites that gave rise to this problem,” the company said.
Absa explained that the problem came about when Google’s automated tools detected malware in third party content displayed on the sites, involving an email sign-up and notification service for new product information that is hosted on a different server.
“We want to assure all our customers that this issue was confined to the RSP and ETF websites and that only the home page was affected. Absa remains committed to ensuring the security and protection of the accounts of all their customers,” said Absa.