Paytm Payments Bank introduces new feature to help identify rogue apps

Paytm Payments Bank

Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) has added a new feature that can help analyse “rogue” apps on user devices. This new feature can provide assistance in triggering fraudulent transactions and advises users to uninstall such apps.

Paytm Payments Bank

This new technique will also be leveraging artificial intelligence to immediately identify and obstruct suspicious activities, and is undertaking periodic awareness drives throughout the country to educate users about fraud calls and SMSes, the bank said.

“PPBL is taking major counter measures to safeguard user accounts. The bank using the latest cybersecurity tools has introduced a host of important updates. The brand new feature analyses ‘rogue’ apps on user devices which might trigger fraudulent transactions and advises users to uninstall them,” it said in a statement.

PPBL MD and CEO Satish Gupta said the bank is ensuring all the necessary efforts and resources to protect every user transaction is safe and secure on its platform.

“This security feature will scan the apps installed on the user device and will pop-up a security alert whenever a dangerous app is found that may put the users’ accounts at risk. No transactions will be possible until the user uninstalls that fraudulent app,” he added.

Gupta said PPBL has already registered cases where these features have blocked attempts to defraud customers.

“We will continue to spread awareness about scams and educate our users on ways to protect themselves from such scenarios,” he added.

“Depending on the identified threat level of a transaction, the AI either slows it down or completely blocks the payment from getting completed. The AI has been specifically designed keeping in mind the patterns of the various scams being run by fraudsters and is, therefore, able to combat most attacks on user accounts in real-time,” it added.

The statement said the bank has a dedicated team of over 200 cybersecurity experts to ensure round the clock security of every user transaction.

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