Central Bank reveals data leak of 160 thousand Pix keys in bank

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 22, 2022
Updated 2022/01/22 at 6:15 AM

The Central Bank issued a statement this Friday (21) that there was a leak of data linked to 160,147 Pix keys that were under the responsibility of the digital bank Acesso. According to the government agency, this leak occurred due to “occasional system failures” from the company.

The more than 160 thousand leaked keys correspond to 159,603 individuals. This is because a person can have more than one registered PIX key. Despite the problem, the data that were obtained are of a “cadastral nature”, so they cannot be used, alone, for the movement of resources or access to accounts.

Sensitive data, such as passwords, information on transactions or financial balances in transactional accounts, or any other information under bank secrecy were not exposed. The information obtained is of a cadastral nature, which does not allow the movement of resources, nor access to accounts or other financial information.“, he explained.

The BC informed that victims will be notified through notifications through the application or internet banking of the institution where the key is registered.

Neither BC nor participating institutions will use any other means of communication to affected users, such as messaging apps, phone calls, SMS or email.” he warned.

The municipality also said that it is investigating the case, and that it will apply sanctions measures that are provided for in the current regulation of Pix.

Even though it is not required by current legislation, due to the low potential impact for users, the BC decided to communicate the event to society, in view of the commitment to transparency that governs its performance.”, he stated.

Second leak from an institution

This is the second incident of PIX-related information leaks revealed by BC. In September last year, the institution reported the leak of PIX keys that were under the custody and responsibility of the Bank of the State of Sergipe (Banese).

According to the autarchy, the leak occurred due to “sporadic failures in the financial institution’s systems and involved information of a cadastral nature, which does not allow for the movement of resources or access to accounts”.


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