EspañolA spokesman from Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that hackers broke into its internal email system, but were not able to access confidential government documents.
No group immediately took responsibility for Monday’s attack, which was carried out amid nationwide protests by opponents of Brazil’s hosting of the upcoming World Cup between June and July.
Teams of police and government security officers investigated the extent of the hackers’ attack. The ministry decided to shut down all of its email communication for the day.
The spokesperson said that all delicate information sent through the email system was encrypted, however, the ministry asked its employees and Brazilian embassies abroad to change their passwords.