The Municipal Water and Sanitation Company (Emasa) in Balneário Camboriú experienced a cyber-attack on the 13th of July. The attack was carried out using Ransomware, a malicious software that blocks access to infected systems and demands a ransom for restoration. Luis Henrique Cardoso, the Financial Director and interim representative for Emasa, confirmed that all computers had up-to-date antivirus protection. The company responsible for the system installation is currently investigating the method used to breach the system's security. "We had the data from the internal network of the Units' internet servers compromised, but the technician managed to contain the Ransomware's access, and we blocked the system. However, it did not affect the commercial sector's data at all, which is hosted by the outsourced company, and therefore, does not reach consumers", explained Luis Henrique. "We are already in the finalization phase of the reference term for hiring an information security solution to protect data at rest", completes the director. The Municipal Water and Sanitation Company (Emasa) is a public utility company responsible for water supply and sanitation services in Balneário Camboriú, a city located in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Emasa operates under the supervision of the municipal government and plays a vital role in providing clean drinking water and managing wastewater treatment for the residents and businesses of Balneário Camboriú.
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