NEW YORK, Sept 16 A committee of the world's
major central banks said on Friday it has launched a task force
to examine cyber security in global banking and to ensure
protections are in place, confirming an earlier Reuters report.
"Recent incidents of cyber fraud are of significant concern
for the central banking community, and we are working to make
sure there are adequate checks and balances in place at each
stage of the payments process," Benoit Coeure, chairman of the
Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, part of the
Bank for International Settlements, said in a statement.
Coeure added it was too soon to predict the result of the
work that had just begun. Reuters reported the formation of the
task force on Thursday.
(Reporting by Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)