This is how digital extortion continues in Mexico, from hacktivists to ransomware attack on the country’s critical infrastructure.
Mexico has been experiencing rapid growth in mobile and land telephony over the past few years. CybercriminalsThey could see how the digital scene was expanding, and that there were still gaps in their technology. From these, they could later make money. successful cyberattacks.
Mexico is currently experiencing a shortage of these products. Cybercrime costs more than 6.5 Million Dollars annuallyAccording to Sophos data, a lot of it is extortion attacks such as the current one ransomwareThis is an attack on computer systems that takes over and asks for ransom. Roberto Carvallo of Metabase Q recalls that he first noticed a significant rise in e-commerce in 2010. cyber attacks Mexico has provided fertile ground for digital extortion from the beginning to now.
“In 2010 Cybercriminals They appear on the scene and start to hack sites such as casinos and other sites. ransomwareGroups of people can openly form affiliations ransomwareThere are also gray hats who pose as security experts and bring dangers to the table. In Mexico today there are undoubtedly all these groups, ”he said in an interview with Unocero.
Carvallo warns, however, that it is easier to raise alarms today before successful attacks ransomwareTo entities like BanxicoThe system SPEI and Pemex are the SAT.The report warns, among others, that they are the result of a boom of people joining foreign groups. CybercriminalsSince none of these people are believed to be Mexican, it has not been discovered.
He said, “I haven’t come to identify Mexican ransomware organizations that encourage extortion. Rather, Mexicans affiliate with foreign organisations.”
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Carvallo mentions that, although it is unofficial, it is possible that these digital groups may have links to criminal organizations in real life.
“There is no official report but the same has happened previously, with the organization of these groups. Digital world GovermentsThey hire men with the skills to run campaigns but they don’t operate as prominently as organized crime. There must be a connection and it is part of the supply of human resources but there is nothing official, ”he said.
The scene of Cybersecurity Carvallo says it can be improved by improving regulatory framework and making reporting mandatory for attacks.
“Mexico continues to have few guarantees due to the lack of a regulatory framework that does not require reporting an attack; in addition, people need to report ”, he said.
Finally, the specialist recommends that the correct assignment be made. Cybersecurity budgets These issues are important for business decisions.