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.