Companies Should Be On Alert, After Cyber Attack Against TVN: Mejía

Tuesday, April 29 2014 @ 02:03 PM UTC

Contributed by: Don Winner

The former Minister of Government and Justice during the administration of former President Martín Torrijos, Severino Mejía, today warned that the cyber attack against TVN-, coming just five days before the upcoming national general election, should serve as a clarion call, and that all private companies and government institutions should be on alert.

Mejia said last year more than 4,000 cyber attacks were detected in Panama, and the attack against the TVN (channel 2) website was intended to stifle information, and to impose a gag.

"It is not a matter of speculation, it is an alert that should worry all of us citizens in the run-up to the election," Mejia said. (TVN)

Editor's Comment: I noticed the website dropped a few days ago, and was offline for awhile. Apparently they've gotten it fixed. Their website is back up and running normally. There's a crew of hackers who either work directly for the CD and Martinelli, or they are at the very least sympathetic and willing to wreak havoc and do harm against the CD's political enemies. They have been responsible for several attacks and other cyber stunts over the past five years.

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