Brazilian government websites are often the target of cyberattacks. However, it’s not only hacktivists that target them, but also cybercriminals.
According to experts, the attackers have most likely exploited a vulnerability in the outdated Joomla version running on the website.
F-Secure has reached out to Brazil’s Computer Security and Incident Response Team – CTIR Gov to let them know about the attack.
Brazil should really start focusing more on securing government websites. A simple search on Twitter shows that at least 5 government sites have been hacked over the last 24 hours.