KAMPALA – MTN Uganda and Airtel Uganda have resumed mobile money services between the two networks, PML Daily has learnt.
Mobile Money services between the two networks were suspended after unidentified hackers on October 3, broke into the systems of Pegasus Technologies, a company that integrates mobile money transactions between telcos, banks, and other local, regional, and international money transfer services, making off with a yet to be known sum, but said to be in billions of Shillings.
The most affected firms were the leading telcos, Airtel and MTN Uganda, as well as Stanbic Bank, Uganda’s largest bank that also backs up most of the mobile money transactions.
In a joint statement released October 12, Wim Vanhelleputte Chief Executive Officer MTN Uganda and VG Somasekhar Managing Director Airtel Uganda said that customers can now send and receive money across both networks.
“We apologise to all customers for any inconvenience this may have caused and reiterate our commitment to delivering secure and seamless mobile money services,” the duo said.
They however added that the system incident had no impact on any balances on both Bank and Mobile Money accounts.