The Chilean government revealed on the evening of 25th that hackers had stolen information on about 14,000 credit cards in Chile and posted the information on social media.
According to the report, the hacker announced the credit card number, expiration date and security code. The banks affected by the attack included Santander, Itau, Scotiabank and Bank of Chile (Banco de Chile), these banks have notified customers of the invasion. The Chilean government did not disclose the possible losses caused by the theft of credit card information.
The Chilean government’s banking regulator said the attack was carried out by the hacker group Shadow Brokers, which is known for its invasion of the National Security Agency (NSA).
In June of this year, the Chilean bank revealed that hackers stole the bank’s $10 million. The Chilean bank said at the time that the hackers launched attacks from Eastern Europe or Asia, and some of the money stolen was eventually remitted to Hong Kong.