The central bank of Mexico revealed Tuesday that it has created a cybersecurity unit after a hacking incident last April on a domestic payments system that affected a number of banks in the country.

Central bank Governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon said that he expects the measure will prevent such attacks from happening again. Fermin Gonzalez, head of forensic services at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Mexico.added that the attack was quite similar to the Bangladesh central bank cyber heist in 2016 where the hackers got away with around $81 million

The central bank did not reveal which banks had been affected, but Gonzalez said that most Mexican banks have yet to invest in sufficient security measures.

Source: Reuters

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