This Monday, September 18th, when more than 70 state government digital services were offline for eight days following a cyber attack on the company IFX Networks, the company’s first commitment was already known.
As the Colombian Cyber Emergency Response Group reports, at the last PMU meeting through cybersecurity expert Robert Weedage, the provider IFX Networks announced that the company will facilitate the migration of the affected services to another server.
A comprehensive analysis of the data is carried out “to prevent any possible threat to its integrity”.
It is currently unknown how long this data transfer will take, so the servers would continue to remain idle during the process.
The risk is well known as an operation of this magnitude could lead to technical compatibility issues, data corruption, application performance issues and even data loss.
This week they will continue with the technical tables to restore the affected services, with a focus on services linked to the Colombian state.
The Colombian Cyber Emergencies Response Group reported that it has received reports from 69 organizations, 60 of which belong to the private sector and nine to the public sector, all affected by the cyberattack attributed to the hacker group Ramsonhouse: Who would be that? demanded a sum of millions of dollars for the release of the information in exchange for a payment in cryptocurrency.
It should be noted that a total of 22 entities have requested technical assistance from the Presidency Information Security Incident Response Team and the Colombian Cyber Emergency Response Group, nine of which belong to the public sector and 13 to the private sector.
What is data migration?
In general, data migration involves the movement of digital information. Transferring this information to another location, file format, environment, storage system, database, data center, or application meets the definition of data migration.