May 16, 2018 / 11:39 PM / 11 days ago

Mexico central bank estimates hackers hit about $15 million

MEXICO CITY, May 16 (Reuters) - Mexico’s central bank said on Wednesday a cyber attack that has affected a payments system in the country had hit a total of five companies and that an estimated 300 million pesos ($15.33 million) of irregular transactions had been detected so far.

Bank of Mexico Governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon said five market participants were victims of the hack, which hit connections to a domestic payments system at the end of April, but did not specify which banks, brokerages or other companies were targeted. ($1 = 19.5685 Mexican pesos) (Reporting by Michael O’Boyle; Editing by Christine Murray)

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