Brazil’s largest bank had to deal with a huge security breach of its mobile banking app as users had access to information about other customers at the institution.
Customers at Banco do Brasil (BB) using mobile banking through the bank’s iOS and Android apps could get access to private data such as balance and statements from other, random account holders. The damage was not greater only because transfers and payments require a password.
The service affected users for about an hour on Monday (9) and was taken offline after the bank started to receive a barrage of complaints from hundreds of customers on Twitter. Yesterday, Banco do Brasil tweeted that it had identified the problem and that the service was back online “with stability.”