The Ministry of Labor and Social Economy suffers a cyber attack
The Ministry of Labor and Social Economy has been affected this Wednesday by a computer attack, as indicated in his Twitter account. The department headed by the third vice president of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, has pointed out that the technical managers of the ministry and the National Cryptological Center, dependent on the CNI, are working together to determine the origin and restore normality as soon as possible. After verifying that it was a cyber attack, the technicians have established the corresponding firewalls, in order to avoid further damage.
As confirmed by Labor sources, the cyberattack “is quite controlled”, and they assure that its impact has been minimal, and that it has not reached the State Public Employment Service (SEPE). In addition, they point out, there has not been a ransom request for the affected data as is often the case with this type of computer interference.
This interference occurred after the SEPE received another cyberattack last March that prevented access to its website. The SEPE computer service was infected with a ransomware, a software malicious that has the ability to encrypt files and lock computers with the idea of obtaining money in exchange for returning normal operation to the system.