Brazil major target of cyberattacks in Latin America

 

Wednesday 28 October 2015 | 15:56 CET |

Brazil is the biggest target of cyber attacks in Latin America, according to an advanced threat report by global IT security firm FireEye for Latin America. Chile is second, followed by Mexico, Peru and Argentina. Since the beginning of the year, FireEye recorded a significant increase in the number of attacks in the region. In terms of sectors, the chemistry/manufacturing/mining sector was the most impacted by cyberattacks in Latin America, while telecommunications came in eighth place and entertainment/media in tenth.