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Cyber-attacks grow in Uruguay

Cyber-attacks grow in Uruguay

Montevideo, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) In the last year cyber-attacks have increased in Uruguay, according to data from the National Center for Security Incident Response.

This was confirmed by Response Center Director José Callero, whose agency detected nearly half of the 4,169 attacks reported in 2022.

The expert told the newspaper El Observador that cybercrimes move more money than drug trafficking and awakens more and more interest from criminals.

He added that there are more devices connected to the network and more of them use sensitive information on the Internet.

At the same time, he added, there are more sophisticated cyber-attacks and proactive search techniques to deal with them.

In Uruguay, this is reflected in a 6-percent increase in cyber-attacks in the last year and the double of such incidents in four years.

The increase in banking scams stands out, as well as attempts at collecting information, data hijacking, and scams via WhatsApp.

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