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Report: Mexico central bank payment systems director leaves after cyberattack

Lorenza Martínez, head of payment systems and corporate services at Banco de México, the country's central bank, has resigned and will leave this week, Reforma reported.

The reported resignation follows the April cyberattack on several Mexican banks in which hackers were thought to have stolen up to about 400 million pesos.

According to earlier reports, the central bank identified five financial institutions whose connections to the Banxico's payment system, known as SPEI and led by Lorenza Martínez, were compromised. Through the exposure, money was illegally siphoned from "fake accounts" at the financial institutions and triggered several huge cash withdrawals from other banks.

As of May 15, US$1 was equivalent to 19.76 Mexican pesos.