Portuguese media conglomerate Impresa, which owns Portugal’s largest television channel SIC and Portugal’s largest weekly newspaper Expresso, is suffering an ongoing breach by ransomware gang Lapsus$. Over the New Year holiday, Impresa’s IT server infrastructure was taken offline. Websites for the Impresa group, the Expresso newspaper, and the SIC TV channels are offline, which includes SIC’s streaming services. Airwave and television broadcasts are operating normally. The Lapsus$ criminal group claimed responsibility for the breach by posting a ransom note on all of Impresa’s websites, also claiming that the group has breached Impresa’s Amazon Web Services account. The group also tweeted from Expresso’s verified Twitter account today to demonstrate continued access despite actions taken by Impresa to secure its websites by placing them in maintenance mode.
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