The Ministry of Labor suffers a new cyber attack three months after the one that affected the SEPE
The Ministry of Labor and Social Economy has suffered a new cyber attack. Just three months later of the suffered by the State Public Employment Service (SEPE), dependent on Labor. Through a brief message on Twitter, the Ministry of Labor has reported that it is being affected by a computer attack.
Different sections of the Electronic Headquarters of the website of the Ministry of Labor give an error and the cyber attack is also affecting dependent organisms, like the Labor Councils.
According to the Ministry, those responsible are working together with the National Cryptological Center to determine the origin and restore normality. At the moment the scope of this new cyber attack is unknown.
⚠️ The Ministry of Labor and Social Economy has been affected by a computer attack. The technical managers of the Ministry and the National Cryptological Center are working together to determine the origin and restore normality as soon as possible.
– Ministry of Labor and Social Economy (@empleogob) June 9, 2021
On March 9, SEPE suffered an attack by the ‘Ryuk’ ransomware. A cyberattack that caused major delays for weeks. In the previous attack it was revealed that the computer systems of the Ministry of Labor are not sufficiently up-to-date.
Precisely the SEPE is one of the public administrations in which the European recovery funds. An update to these systems that is late and will have predictably facilitated this second cyberattack.
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