During the past week, the Treasury reported yet another cyberattack that put officials in check. More than anything, because that cyberattack reached block all operating systems that made up the department of the Tax Agency. So, now, they are investigating the possible damage to find out how serious this recent computer attack has been.
Cyber attack on the Treasury
It is not the first time that the Treasury has been hacked. In November 2022, we learned that the Tax agency it had suffered a hack for which there was talk of an unprecedented data leak: names, ID, addresses of 50,000 members of the National Police Force. And, on this occasion, the hacker or cybercriminal has come to block the computer systems of officials.
However, the real danger is that, according to sources inside the department that has been affected by this latest hack, the hackers have managed to steal part of the Treasury credentials. But what good is it? With them, cybercriminals could access the data found in their databases and servers of the agency itself.
Therefore, as in the previous hack suffered by the Treasury, they may also have access to citizen data they want. Since, with these credentials, they can have access to the information of the citizens that are within the database and servers of the Tax Agency.
Locked computer systems
From the moment they became aware of this cyberattack, the computer scientists from the Treasury began to investigate the seriousness of the matter. In addition, another of the great drawbacks that have occurred is that, both computers, such as networks and other types of devices from the department, were blocked by the hacker.
In addition, this has also affected the work of officials, getting to have even more delays. However, many of these computers have been unlocked by the department’s own computer team. Although, they still haven’t gotten all the systems working again.
However, the real danger is personal data theft of the citizen. In addition, as we mentioned earlier, it is not the first time that the Treasury has had to deal with a hack of this caliber.
Although, for the moment, it is not known how serious the cyberattack has been on this occasion and how much personal data could have been stolen by the hacker or hackers who launched said attack. We recall that, on the previous occasion, they also managed to collect information from more than half a million citizens, in addition to the data of the 50,000 members of the National Police Force. Therefore, we will have to wait for more information in this regard, since it is unknown how much data they have been able to collect.