The web sites of certainly one of Portugal's greatest newspapers and of a significant broadcaster, each owned by the nation's largest media conglomerate Impresa, have been down on Monday after being hit by a hacker assault over the weekend.
Expresso newspaper and SIC TV station each stated they reported the incident to the felony investigation police company PJ and the Nationwide Cybersecurity Centre (CNCS) and would file a grievance.
The alleged hackers, calling themselves Lapsus$ Group, revealed a message on the web sites saying inner knowledge could be leaked if the media group did not pay a ransom.
The message included e-mail and Telegram contact data.
The group didn't instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.
Lapsus$, which claims that it gained entry to Impresa's Amazon Net Companies account, additionally despatched a phishing e-mail to Expresso subscribers and tweeted from the newspaper's verified Twitter account.
The identical group allegedly hacked Brazil's well being ministry web site final month, taking a number of techniques down, together with one with details about the nationwide immunisation program and one other used to situation digital vaccination certificates.
CNCS's coordinator, Lino Santos, instructed Observador newspaper it was the primary time the group launched an assault within the nation.
Web sites of Expresso and SIC are have been offline since Sunday, with the pages displaying a message saying they're "briefly unavailable" following the assault and would return "as quickly as doable".
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