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Hacker attack tried to steal confidential data from the city of Rio, says Paes

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, reported this Thursday (18), that there was an attempt to steal confidential data during the hacker attack, which took the city hall’s systems off the air in the early hours of this Monday (15).

“As soon as we realized this threat, the technical teams of the city hall had to take all services off the air preventively to protect the population and protect the services of the city hall”, said Paes, in a video published on his social networks.

The mayor said that teams are already working to restore services. “The order that we have from those who understand the matter is that services are only fully restored when we are very sure that we do not have any private information about any carioca at risk”, he added.

Paes said that days of official service instability will not be counted as working days for tax purposes and other accounts that rely on these systems.

“In case of further questions and information, I am asking everyone to access the official accounts of the City of Rio on social networks. Over there, we are trying to keep you informed in real time about everything that is happening,” he added.

Hacker attack takes down systems of Rio de Janeiro city hall

The city hall of Rio de Janeiro detected a hacker attack on the city’s systems in the early hours of Monday (15). The official website and services of Carioca Digital have been preventively suspended.

In a statement, the city government informed that the Iplan team (municipal IT company) is working to recover the municipal datacenter. There is no timetable for the restoration of the system.

At the Municipal Health Department, patient care and Sisreg – a program to regulate care in public health units – were not affected, but some health units that work with the Iplan network were unable to insert exam requests and consultations in regulatory systems.

There was no suspension of classes due to the hacker attack on the municipal school system. The CRAS (Social Assistance Reference Centers) have their systems down for the registration of CadÚnico. The Operations Center, 1746 and the Taxi Rio app operate normally.

Still in the statement, the prefecture asks for the understanding of the population and emphasizes that Iplan servers work so that the system returns to normal as soon as possible.

Source: CNN Brasil

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