Brazil Took Covid-19 Data Offline to Protect against Suspected Attack by Hackers

Elcio Franco, Executive Secretary for the Ministry of Health, said the ministry had blocked access to its network in order to protect the data.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s health ministry said on Friday, November 13th, that it had taken the system used to report COVID-19 case numbers and deaths offline in recent days to protect against a suspected cyber attack.

Elcio Franco, Executive Secretary for the Ministry of Health, said the ministry had blocked access to its network in order to protect the data.

The government website where Brazil publishes its daily COVID-19 reporting is now back online.

Franco said the numbers on the website may not be completely up to date, but that the ministry expected to have fixed . . .

To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?