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Tech Roundup: Data breaches keep piling up

The most important news in tech and innovation in Brazil. This week: data privacy issues, crypto-funded energy, and how climate change and Covid may be linked

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This week: A PIX breach. Consumer protection services worried about banks’ access to customer data. Brazil to have its first solar power plant paid for by crypto. Study uses spatial mapping to link Covid-19 and climate change in São Paulo. 

Massive data breach exposes PIX data of 160,000 people

The Brazilian Central Bank reported on Friday that a data breach within a private payments company has led to the exposure of data from over 160,000 users of PIX, the monetary authority’s instant payments platform launched in October 2020. 

  • People’s usernames, taxpayer IDs, and banking information were leaked. Passwords and...
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