Peru’s esteemed financial institution, Maquisistema, has recently fallen victim to a purported data breach, with an anonymous threat actor, “God User,” claiming responsibility. The breach, occurring on January 3, 2024, has seen the exposure of 2746 lines of data on the Dark Web, heightening concerns about the compromise of sensitive information and potential risks to the privacy and security of Maquisistema’s clients.
With a legacy spanning 31 years and a robust member base of 20,000 participants, Maquisistema, known for facilitating car and home ownership, faces unprecedented challenges. The leaked data’s nature remains undisclosed, emphasizing the urgency of a comprehensive investigation involving internal and external cybersecurity experts. While an official statement from Maquisistema is awaited, clients are advised to stay vigilant, monitoring their accounts for any suspicious activity.
The aftermath of data leaks, often including personally identifiable information (PII), necessitates proactive measures. Affected individuals are urged to update passwords and implement two-factor authentication to bolster their cybersecurity defenses. The incident underscores the vulnerability of financial institutions like Maquisistema to cyber threats, with their extensive customer data and financial information making them attractive targets for cybercriminals seeking financial gain.