Multiple prominent government ministries in Colombia, including the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the Judiciary Branch, and the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce, are grappling with the aftermath of a ransomware attack. The attack targeted technology provider IFX Networks Colombia, leading to significant operational challenges for these departments.
The Ministry of Health and Social Protection faced disruptions in accessing critical applications, affecting its ability to provide essential services nationally. The ministry is actively working on alternative mechanisms to continue serving the health sector. Meanwhile, the Judiciary Branch had to suspend all hearings due to the attack, which impacted its cloud infrastructure.
While IFX Networks investigates the situation, the affected ministries are striving to minimize the attack’s impact and restore services. The incident underscores the urgent need for enhanced cybersecurity measures in Colombia as the government faces uncertainties about the extent of the attack and its ramifications.