Brazil’s court system shut down after a massive ransomware attack


This week, Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice has temporarily shut down its operation following a ransomware attack during judgment sessions.

Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice was hit by a ransomware attack on Tuesday during judgment sessions, the attack forced a temporary shut down of the court’s information technology network.

“The Superior Court of Justice (STJ) announces that the court’s information technology network suffered a hacker attack, this Tuesday (3), during the afternoon, when the six group classes’ judgment sessions were taking place. The presidency of the court has already called the Federal Police to investigate the cyber attack.” announced STJ President Humberto Martins in an official statement on the Supreme Federal Court’s website.

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