Authorities are investigating a computer attack on Social Security. It is still unknown on what date it occurred, but “an intentional and malicious intrusion into its computer network” is confirmed. The information was sent by the Institute of Informatics, by email, to Social Security officials.
The email, which CNN Portugal had access to, does not mention the day on which the computer attack took place, but confirms “an intentional and malicious intrusion into its computer network” which is being investigated by the authorities and clarified. that “no facts were found that allow us to conclude that there was undue access to data of citizens or companies”.
In order to ensure the security of the system and all data, the Instituto de Informática is working “in close collaboration” with the National Center for Cybersecurity, the Judiciary Police and cybersecurity specialists“to guarantee the security of the system and the respective data”, refers to the message, which clarifies that Appropriate procedures were immediately launched for this type of situation.