Mexico and Australian Governments tackling Cyber Attacks

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Mexico’s economic ministry has made it official that it is has detected malevolent server activity on its servers on Sunday this week. But assured that no sensitive information was compromised in the incident and all security measures were beefed up to prevent such incidents in the future.

Readers of Cybersecurity Insiders have to notify a fact over here that a ransomware attack was poised at the National Oil Company named Pemex last November and the hackers were demanding $5 million in Bitcoins to free up the data.

So, the Mexican government has issued a Cybersecurity alert to all private and public companies to improve their measures against attacks and proactively mitigate them.

Meanwhile, in other news related to cyber attacks, the opposition party in Australia has criticized the governing party for showing sensitiveness for ongoing cyberattacks on public infrastructure.

Referring to the cyber-attacks which took place on Gippsland Health Alliance, South West Alliance of Rural Health and the Transport agency Toll, Asst Minister for Cybersecurity Tim Watts has warned the ruling government against the increasing number of cyber threats on Australia as it might bear serious consequences in near future.

It has to be notified over here that in January this year, Toll Group reported that more than 1000 of its servers were infected by Mailto Ransomware impacting its operations on a partial note.

Although it was not a state-sponsored attack, Tim Watts felt that the threat scale might increase if the government doesn’t show any improvement in curbing such attacks.