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 Posted: Wed Aug 5th, 2020 05:21 pm
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CIBANCO has not only closed their ATM's they have suspended all operations at all of their branches. This is very worrisome and begs the question of insolvency or failure. If so it won't be the first Bank to fail. Wish I hadn't made a deposit on Monday.

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i was there at 10:00 am they told me the system was down. i gave my check from NOB to be deposited when the system is back on. this has happened before, and at this time i don't think there is anything to be alarmed about.
computer systems even at the highest levels of security can be hacked or infected with a virus or some sort of malware.

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Yes, the story right now is the system is ‘down’.  The guard said the bank will be open again for business on Monday.


Where did you get the information that operations have been suspended at all their branches?
Isn’t it possible their entire system is down at all branches, and that is why operations are ‘suspended’?

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The system has been down for two days that I know of.  Apparently, the guard has been instructed to say it will be monday or later. Isn't it interesting they will accept deposits but are unable to allow withdrawals. We are able to access our account balance online but I guess they can't. 


Regardless any bank that closes for a week and suspends withdrawals while accepting deposits is highly suspect. 

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Marigot we got that information this morning from a teller or bank employee that answered our phone call.

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We are just the messenger. Take it or don't it's your prerogative.

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when i was there the Daniel and Juan said my CI bank card can be used at other ATM's.


jasprag, you can easily answer your concerns about withdrawal by making a purchase with your CI bank card. maybe you need some gas or some groceries.

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That's good to know. We will try ours and let you know.

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I am happy to report we were able to negotiate a small withdrawal with our bank card.

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thanks for letting us know.
 the Gremlins should be defeated shortly!

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My card continues to pay purchases all over town.

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the system must be up and running, i just received notice the NOB check i left yesterday has funded into my account!


for those who might be interested the exchange dollar to peso was 21.30/1

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I check I deposited this morin cleared too at that amount, while Banamex was publishing 21.72, or almost 2% difference.

I spoke with the manager and the whole system is not up yet, but if you need more than $5K pesos, go Alejandror with your passport and you can get more.

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Bullshipper,


 Being a poor old country boy, I just use the ATM's..  Yesterday @ a Banamex ATM in
Walmart my rate was 22.51.. Today, same ATM, I received 22.29...  I am sure I do
not deal with the kind of  money you do, but I think I will take my return instead of
yours........... and I did not have to speak to anyone............

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* the exchange at CI bank was 21.30 , a 5000 peso withdrawal would be $224.31


* the withdrawal rate mentioned at 22.29, a 5000 peso withdrawal would be $234.74


that is a $10 difference for using the local CI bank


an argument could be said it costs nearly $10 usd in gas to drive back and forth from San Carlos to Guaymas.


it is apparent CI bank has a higher exchange rate fee. 


for me it's a matter of convenience. if there ever is a problem using my card at the CI bank ATM i have direct access to the bankers. that can not be said with a department store located ATM.

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As previously stated in older CI Banco threads, the peso rate varies during the day. 


22.72 was the final quote, after 1 pm our time, at the tellers window. 


That rate doesn't apply to ATM's, and all rates are negotiable and not set in stone if you take the time settle on what is acceptable during the transaction.

On my check, it was about a $170 difference, and as I was not sure when  and if it would clear at CI, it was impossible to ask.

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What I do when I get a check from the states is use the Bank App (BofA etc etc) and deposit from here. Than get with my ATM card you get a better rate that way.

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Thanks Guzzi

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CIBanco ATMs are working again.  Ran out of money quickly this morning, but were stocked and dispensing cash when I was there right after noon.


Yippeee!!!

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Here’s a cut and paste of the Mexico News Daily story on the hack of CIBanco last week...



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CIBanco was victim of ransomware attack.Bank acknowledges attempted cyberattack but denies data compromised
CIBanco targeted with REvil ransomware

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020

A United States cybersecurity firm has revealed that a cyber attack took place last week against a Mexican bank, although the bank says the attack was unsuccessful and no information was extracted.
Cyble, Inc. disclosed that CIBanco’s systems had been infected by REvil ransomware. The attackers had released some of the data collected but were threatening to sell the remainder, which purportedly included sensitive information about the bank’s employees and customer accounts and passwords, if a ransom payment were not made.
After customers noted an interruption in service and complained on social media of not having access to their accounts for six days last week, CIbanco released a statement on Monday saying that “we made the decision to suspend the bank’s services and applications preventively following security protocols.” The bank said the hack was not successful.


“The bank’s security protocols worked against massive and repetitive attacks. The operating systems were not compromised.”
Cyble posted a message appearing to be from the attackers on Twitter.
“People who don’t care about their reputation, lie to their clients, and are silent about hacking and data leak. Bank users lose money from their accounts, they cannot pay bills and loans, and the management continues to lie about ‘problems in the system. If you do not contact us, we will begin to publish your data.”
One account holder told Mexico News Daily last week that he had been unable to make transfers from his account for several days. He said the bank told him that it was having systems problems due to heavy rainfall.
The bank has 3,300 employees and assets of 12.24 billion pesos (US $557 million).



A recent study by cybersecurity firm Infosecurity reports that between February and April alone, cyber attacks on financial institutions worldwide have increased by 238%, with ransomware being the most popular method used.
“Ransomware groups used to simply encrypt their victims’ data, but since November last year they have also been stealing it. They use the threat of releasing or, in the case of REvil, auctioning off the stolen data as an additional lever to extort payment,” says Brett Callow, a threat analyst at New Zealand-based software firm Emsisoft.  
“And the most you can hope to receive is a pinky promise that the stolen data will be deleted, but why would criminals delete something that they can make money with?”
REvil ransomware software, also known as Sodinokibi, was first detected in 2019 and has stolen data from foreign exchange company Travelex and celebrity law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks whose clients include Lady Gaga, Drake and Madonna.
In June, operators of the REvil ransomware  launched a dark web auction site for data sets that mimics eBay, accepting bids in cybercurrency to ensure anonymity. Thus far their average extortion demand is around US $260,000, and they threaten failure to pay will result in auctioning off the data to the highest bidder.
Source: Milenio (sp), El Financiero (sp), La Silla Rota (sp), ZD Net (sp)
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