The website of the Brazilian Ministry of Health was hacked by hackers, the system stopped working

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December 10, 2021

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Health Ministry website was hit on Friday by a hacker attack that brought down several systems, including one containing information about the national vaccination program and a second system is used to issue digital vaccination certificates, the ministry said.

“The Department of Health reported that in the early hours of Friday, the Department of Health experienced an issue that temporarily affected some of its systems…are currently unavailable,” the Health Ministry said in a statement. An announcement.

The Office of Institutional Security and federal police were called in after the attack. According to police, an investigation into the incident has been opened.

The alleged hackers posted a notice on the website saying that internal data had been copied and deleted. It says: “Contact us if you wish to get your data back, including e-mail and Telegram contact information.

The notice was removed Friday morning, but the website is still down, while the user data in the ConectSUS app is gone.

The department said it was working to restore its systems.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Gabriel Araujo; Editing by Mark Porter) The website of the Brazilian Ministry of Health was hacked by hackers, the system stopped working

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