Colombia Reports Cyberattack With Impact Across Latin America

The Defense Post reports:

Colombia has reported a massive cyberattack affecting dozens of government websites and impacting countries across Latin America.

Local media said Thursday that key websites — such as the justice, health, and culture ministries as well as several hospitals — had been affected by a ransomware attack.

The presidency said in a statement Wednesday the attack had targeted the US-owned company IFX Networks, which provides web hosting services to 17 countries in the Americas.

Read more at The Defense Post.

Additional coverage at Segu-Info, who report that the attack may be the work of RansomHouse. A screencap of what is alleged to be the ransom note to IFX Networks is included in their report:


The note has an image of Mario and a “Welcome to the RansomHouse. You are locked by MARIO.”  The note links to RansomHouse’s dark website. There is no listing for IFX Networks on that leak site at this time.

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