Chilean banking suffers a new cyber attack

The bank said that after detecting the computer attack, the security and contingency protocols were activated; In addition, it ruled out impact on customer records or funds.

Chilean bank Consorcio said on Thursday that its international transfer system was affected by a cyber attack, in which hackers stole almost 2 million dollars, in a new crime of cybersecurity in the local financial system.

Consorcio, a medium-sized entity in Chilean banking, reported that on Tuesday it detected that third parties, not yet identified, intervened their systems to generate charges in an account of the bank that it owns abroad.

"An amount less than 2 million dollars is still in the process of being recovered, for which there are also committed insurance," Consorcio said in a statement.

The bank said that after detecting the computer attack, security and contingency protocols were activated, along with reporting to the authorities.

He added that the incident had no impact on customer records or funds and its products continue to be operational.

The attack on the bank consortium adds to other similar crimes, such as the one that affected the Bank of Chile in the middle of the year, in which hackers stole 10 million dollars, or the massive filtering of bank customer and credit card data. social networks.


Date update on 2018-11-11. Date published on 2018-11-11. Category: Chilean banking Author: Oscar olg Fuente: americaeconomia
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