Mexico’s economy ministry said in a statement that it detected a cyber attack over the weekend. The attack impacted some of its servers, but was not severe, the statement confirmed.
The ministry said sensitive information was not compromised, and that it beefed up its cybersecurity after detecting the attack. Still, providers have been asked to temporarily isolate networks and servers, and the processing of some forms may be delayed.
This is the second high-profile cyber attack against the Mexican government in four months. In November, hackers deployed ransomware against state oil firm Pemex, demanding a $5 million ransom. It was not immediately clear whether hackers demanded a ransom in the cyber attack against the economy ministry.