Ransomware Attacks Target Government Agencies in Latin America


Several government agencies in Latin America were targeted in ransomware attacks in the past months, and the latest victims are Chile and the Dominican Republic.

read moreChile’s Ministry of Interior reported last week that a government agency had its systems and online services disrupted by a piece of ransomware that targeted Windows and VMware ESXi servers. The ransomware encrypted files on compromised systems and renamed them with the extension .crypt.

The targeted agency appears to be Sernac, the country’s National Consumer Service, which ensures the protection of consumer rights. The organization disclosed the incident on August 25.