Brazilian Ministry Of Health Hit By Second Attack In Same Week

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has suffered a second cyberattack in less than a week, which has compromised various internal systems, including the platform that holds COVID-19 vaccination data.

ZDNet Recommends

Best security key 2021

While robust passwords go a long way to securing your valuable online accounts, hardware-based two-factor authentication takes that security to the next level.

Read More

The news emerged after a first major ransomware attack three days earlier, from which the department was still recovering. Confirming the second attack on Monday (13) evening, health minister Marcelo Queiroga said the latest event, which took place in the early hours of that same day, was smaller than the first attack.

According to Queiroga, the department is working to recover the systems as soon as possible. However, he said the second attack means ConecteSUS, the platform that issues COVID-19 vaccine certificates, would not

Read more