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The Brazilian Ministry of Financial system has disclosed a ransomware assault that hit a few of its computing programs on Friday evening, proper earlier than the beginning of the weekend.
“On Friday evening (13) a ransomware assault on the inner community of the Nationwide Treasury Secretariat was recognized,” the Brazilian authorities revealed on Saturday night.
The menace was contained after the assault was detected, and the Federal Police was contacted instantly after the containment measures had been utilized.
Safety specialists with the Nationwide Treasury Secretariat and the Digital Authorities Secretariat are nonetheless investigating the extent of the breach.
“On this first stage, it was assessed that the motion didn’t injury the structuring programs of the Nationwide Treasury Secretariat, such because the Built-in Monetary Administration System (SIAFI) and people associated to Public Debt,” the Brazilian Ministry of Financial system added.
Authorities officers will disclose further data on the ransomware assault when obtainable, in “a well timed method and with due transparency.”
The Brazilian authorities additionally issued a joint assertion with the Brazilian Inventory Trade on Monday relating to the incident, as first reported by ZDNet.
“The Nationwide Treasury Division and B3, accountable for the Treasury Direct operation, talk that the ransomware assault suffered final Friday towards the Nationwide Treasury Division’s inside community on no account affected the platform,” the statement reads. “Purchases and gross sales can nonetheless be carried out usually.”
In April, Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul court docket system was additionally hit by REvil ransomware after one other assault from November when the RansomEXX ransomware gang attacked the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice.
Whereas the Brazilian Superior Courtroom of Justice was coping with RansomEXX having encrypted their programs, the websites of multiple other Brazilian federal government agencies had been additionally taken offline.