New Pix key leaks could happen in the future, and any such case involving data is worrying, warns technology and digital security expert Arthur Igreja.
In an interview with CNN This Friday (21), Igreja commented on the leak of 160,000 Pix keys from a financial institution in early December, but that was only revealed by the Central Bank today.
The leaked data includes name, CPF, bank and branch and account number.
The economics analyst at CNN Fernando Nakagawa recalls that this is not the first case of its kind. In August 2021, more than 400,000 keys were leaked from a bank in Pernambuco. So far there is no information on lawsuits or punishments.
Igreja pointed out that any such case is worrying, and that, contrary to what the Central Bank reported, the December event is something serious and profound.
“Any data leak is very worrying. As much as they haven’t accessed any confidential information, they work by social engineering,” he said.
The expert explains that this “social engineering” is used in scams. In this case, they can call whoever had the data leaked pretending to update their registration. Having data that is not common to have, people can fall more easily.
Thus, he says it is necessary to learn from mistakes, and the sharing of discoveries and new security tools between institutions is also essential.
Watch the full interview in the video above.
Reference: CNN Brasil