Thursday, June 23, 2011

Brazil, a new victim of the Lulzsec attacks

The wave of cyber attacks against companies and governments around the world already has a new victim: Brazil. In a statement issued today by Chairman, Brazil has managed to avoid an attempt at hacking a website and two other government websites. LulZsec group responsible for attacks on the U.S. Senate, the U.S. intelligence agency (CIA), Nintendo and Sony, has claimed the action and announced more "surprises" on your Twitter account. The attacks from "electronic robots" were detected in the early hours of Wednesday by the Data Processing Service (Serpro) and immediately aborted "The Serpro security system, where the three portals are staying, blocked all the actions of hackers, causing the bottleneck of the networks and let the pages inaccessible for about an hour.

" The attacks were repulsed and the data and information of the three portals "are completely preserved," the statement added. The Brazilian president has released its version shortly after LulzSec attributed several messages posted on Twitter about the attack on the pages of the Brazilian government, including the presidency.

Attacks on the website of the Presidency have recorded four days after a group of hackers invaded the database of the Brazilian Army and published in tweets personal information of nearly one thousand officers of the Armed Forces. In addition to military personal data, the hacker had access to the Management Control of Water Distribution of the Army, whose reports were also published.

The Army said in a statement that the attack did not compromise the main portals of the institution and opened an investigation to identify the perpetrator and to improve the security of their systems. On the other hand, reports the British newspaper The Telegraph, the teenager arrested yesterday by Scotland Yard as a suspected mastermind of the attack chain, could be extradited to the U.S. where prison sentences for computer crimes can be 10 years in prison .

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