Lula denies information about the CANCELLATION of PIX; understand

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Lula denies information about the CANCELLATION of PIX;  understand

Former President and Candidate 2022 elections, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvadenied the information about the cancellation of the PIX. This is not the first time this type of fake news has been shared and refuted. According to the PT, the lie is authored by the Bolsonaro family.

Lula denies information about the CANCELLATION of PIX;  understand
Lula denies information about the CANCELLATION of PIX; understand. (Image: FDR)

Squid explained that the fake news involving the cancellation of the PIX started after one of the president’s sons, Carlos Bolsonaroreproduce the headline of a Bolsonarista website. The agenda stated that bankers were awaiting Lula’s repeal of the instant payments system.

It is worth noting that, while the Bolsonaro government brags about trying to take credit for creating the PIXhimself Bolsonaro exhibits opposite behavior. Six months after launching the new tool, he made the following statement:

“I don’t know what PIX is, I didn’t know about it”.

What is PIX?

PIX is the instant payment system that operates in real timewith the promise that transfers will be completed within 10 seconds. The system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even on weekends and holidays.

In practice, to carry out financial transactions through this system, it is necessary to register what the BC call it ‘PIX key’. The entity has predetermined the use of some data as PIX keyas;

  • Email;
  • Cell;
  • CPF;
  • Random key.

One of the explanations for high adherence to PIX consists of the ease of collection and payment for products sold or services provided. THE agility in financial transactions, tax exemptions and convenience for payment via QR Code or PIX key are also seen as clear advantages of this system.

How to protect the PIX key

Despite the Central Bank emphasizes that there are no risks regarding the leakage of PIX keys, this type of situation can facilitate the action of cybercriminals. With this type of information in hand, they can cross-reference it with data obtained from old leaks, making it easierBank account hacking or phishing scams.

However, there are some tips that, if put into practice, can prevent bank details from being leaked. In fact, the tip is quite simple, be careful when sharing the PIX keydo not register on sites that generate any suspicion and avoid posting information publicly on social networks.

However, if even taking all these precautions, the PIX key causes a leak, It is crucial to pay attention to coup attempts. According to the chief security executive at antivirus company PSafe, Emilio Simoni:

“It is necessary to pay attention to any unknown movement in the coming months and to contacts that arrive via SMS, messaging apps or social networks, even if they provide their personal data, as they may have been leaked in other security incidents”, he declared.

In the opinion of the lawyer specializing in digital law, Nagib Bakaratthe customer who has been affected by the PIX key leak has the right to legally claim compensation for the incident.

However, it is necessary to be aware that Justice tends to prioritize victims of leaks who suffered from the appropriation of data in bank fraud.

Laura Alvarenga

Laura Alvarenga has a degree in Journalism from the Centro Universitário do Triângulo in Uberlândia – MG. She started her career in the field of communication, spent a few years working in small local print newspapers and is now pursuing a career in online journalism through the FDR portal, where she researches and produces content on economics, social rights and finance.

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