Ecuador State Telecom in Emergency Amid Ransomware Attack

July 29, 2021, 1:47 PM

Ecuadorian state-run firm Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones has been declared under emergency to face the ransomware attack it is suffering, Telecommunications Minister Vianna Maino said in video statement emailed late Wednesday.

  • CNT acted “in a timely manner to mitigate and prevent computer system vulnerabilities, all this in the face of the attack”
  • An external audit will be carried out with high-level international companies to review the contracting, systems purchases and technological infrastructure
  • CNT will be provided with a team of experts in Cybersecurity, for which a national cybersecurity management will be created
  • Company’s obsolete technological infrastructure will be updated and ...

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