Monday, October 2, 2023

The Supreme Court has also suspended prison sentences due to a cyber attack. What does that mean?

The Supreme Court agreed to suspend prison sentences in some of his lawsuits due to the cybersecurity attacks that some government agencies have suffered. All services of the Supreme Court would resume from September 20, they assured.

“To suspend the court deadlines in the proceedings conducted by the Chamber from September 14 to 20, 2023,” was the decision of the court through agreement N-2 dated September 14, 2022.

The decision came after it was confirmed that the company IFX Networks – provider of digital services to Colombian institutions – had suffered an attack affecting its software.

In any case, the court made it clear that the cessation of its activities will have no impact on the previously planned hearings and face-to-face events. In addition, they will continue to focus on “serious trials” and those close to prescription.

The same preventive decision had already been taken by the Supreme Council of the Judiciary with regard to the judiciary. Digital services such as online guardianship claims and access to files were affected.

“In the event that the service is restored before the specified date, the suspension of the deadlines will be lifted by administrative act,” explained the Supreme Court.

It is known that the cyberattack was a data theft (ransomware) and that the online services of at least 50 government institutions were affected. Some of these are the Colombian Red Cross, the ICA, the National Superintendence of Health and the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce.

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