The Mexican Banorte Financial Group suffered a leak data with about 1.4 GB of personal customer informationinvestigative journalist Brian Krebs, specializing in cybercrime, reported this Friday.
According to the organization the Network in Defense of Digital Rights (R3D), Krebs denounced on Twitter that the database was filtered by the administrator of a forum dedicated to the sale of this type of files.
According to the site administrator, Group-IB, a cybersecurity company, sent you a series of emails asking you to remove the post where the database was offered. According to the firm, the document was fraudulent and constituted “a financial and reputational risk.”
Group-IB also attempted to take down the website through a copyright infringement claim. In response, the forum administrator decided to buy the database and filter it. “Make sure you tell Banorte that now they have to worry that the data has been leaked instead of just being for sale. Next time, don’t bother me, ”she signed on the post.
R3D confirmed that the file includes personal data such as full name, RFC, sex, address (street, number, municipality, entity and postal code), telephone numbers, email and Banorte customer account balance. Searches conducted in the database suggest that the information contained in the leak is true.
Until 10:00 p.m. this Friday, the financial institution did not issue any public position or clarification in relation to the leaked database.