BR: The National Library website falls victim to a ransomware attack and goes offline
Wellington Arruda reports (translation):
Last Sunday [April 11], the National Library website was the target of a ransomware attack and needed to be taken down. The agency, linked to the Special Secretariat for Culture, opted to shut down the servers to alleviate the potential problems caused and new invasions.
However, last Tuesday [April 13] the site was activated again, and the victim of a second attack.
Read more on Olhardigital. The attack was also announced on Twitter:
A BN enfrenta problemas técnicos, comunicados desde segunda-feira, causados pela ação de hackers. Assim que nossa equipe técnica identificou os ataques, os nossos servidores foram retirados do ar, a fim de protegê-los. Quando tivermos total segurança, eles serão religados. pic.twitter.com/chEKWiilGL
— Biblioteca Nacional (@FBN) April 15, 2021
The national library notified the Office of Institutional Security of the Presidency of the Republic to investigate the case. The type of ransomware or group that is behind the attack was not reported.
If additional details become available, DataBreaches.net will update this news.