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Weak regulation leaves Mexico vulnerable to cybercrime

Friday, December 23, 2022


The apparent ransomware attack followed a high-profile attack by ‘hacktivist’ group Guacamaya, on the Ministry of Defence (SEDENA) on September 19. Leaked information included details about security operations and President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)’s health.


  • Unless regulation makes firms report hacks and data breaches, cybercriminals will continue operating with impunity.
  • SEDENA’s failure to provide details of the attack it suffered highlights the opacity of the government.
  • The training of cybersecurity specialists needed to mitigate cybercrime impacts effectively will be a protracted process.

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