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“Hackers hack the Ministry of Economy”. He is the owner of an ABC information, which has been denied by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation itself. According to the newspaper, an official saw how they remotely accessed the network with all the economic information of Spain, the Police are investigating it secretly and it could be related to the cyberattack against the General Council of the Judiciary.


The denial. “No department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs has received the mentioned attack nor has an investigation been opened by the National Police,” they explain from the Ministry. “All the Ministry’s cybersecurity systems are active and under continuous surveillance. Zero risk does not exist and extreme caution must be exercised before Internet risks.”

The cyber attack on the Judiciary is confirmed. The alleged cyberattack on Economy is related to a previous cyberattack that has been confirmed. It happened last October and is being investigated by the National Court. In that case, the Judicial Neutral Point (PNJ), the telecommunications network that connects judicial bodies with other State institutions, was affected.

Gateway to taxpayer data. At this point reports ElDiario.es. It is explained that the attack on the General Council of the Judiciary was the gateway to access the Tax Agency, where the attackers would have obtained sensitive data of some 500,000 taxpayers.

In this hack, the attackers searched for specific names and would have obtained data such as bank account, income and income statements. In addition to other data such as ID, address or telephone.

A serious hack to the Treasury compromises the data of half a million taxpayers: they have gone after specific names

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A serious hack to the Treasury compromises the data of half a million taxpayers: they have gone after specific names

Forecasts and analysis would have been obtained from Economy. Economy sources explain to La Vanguardia that although “very sensitive data” has not been obtained, as ABC affirms, there would have been access to the ‘Analysis’ department, where economic forecasts are prepared and employment data is studied, production of all sectors, debt and confidential information on large companies.

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The SARA network is very succulent for cyberattacks. Until the National Cryptological Center (CCN-CERT) makes a statement, the technical details about the cyberattack are not known. As has happened in previous cyber attacks on public administrations, it is understood that the attackers have been able to affect the SARA platform (Application Systems and Networks for Administrations), which is used by the Judicial Neutral Point and also by multiple websites of public administrations.

This network contains very sensitive information, but there is no confirmation at the moment of what data may have been stolen. In addition to the National Court, the Spanish Data Protection Agency has also been notified.

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