Cyberattack disrupts Mexico’s transportation system

Noi Mahoney reports:

Mexico’s transportation ministry has stopped issuing new permits, license plates and driver’s licenses for commercial truck operators until Dec. 31 because of a cyberattack in late October, creating possible delays for transporters.

The Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) made the announcement Tuesday in the federal government’s official periodical. SICT tweeted that on Oct. 24 its servers were hacked, stating “the Cyber Incident Management and Contingency Plan was activated and investigations are ongoing.”

SICT has not disclosed what information or data was targeted but said “the malicious software attack did not damage the agency’s systems or compromise the personal data of citizens,” according to a news release. “

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