Hackers have hit the websites of one of Portugal’s biggest newspapers and of a major broadcaster, both owned by the country’s largest media conglomerate Impresa.
Expresso newspaper and SIC TV station both said they reported the incident to the criminal investigation police agency PJ and the National Cybersecurity Centre (CNCS) and would file a complaint.
Lapsus$ Group, the alleged hackers, published a message on the websites saying internal data would be leaked if the media group failed to pay a ransom.
Lapsus$, which claims that it gained access to Impresa’s Amazon Web Services account, also sent a phishing e-mail to Expresso subscribers and tweeted from the newspaper’s verified Twitter account.
The same group allegedly hacked Brazil’s health ministry website last month, taking several systems down, including one with information about the national immunization program and another used to issue digital vaccination certificates.