AMERICA/MEXICO-Mexican Episcopate website off-line for cyber attack

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Mexico City (Agenzia Fides) - Paola Rios, head of the digital Communication and Press Office of the Mexican Episcopal Conference (CEM), reported that the site of this organism is off-line due to a massive cyber attack suffered on May 5. This attack, said Rios to ACIprensa , "has damaged the database and most data has been lost", however the information contained on the servers "had been stored in the backup supports. " All information therefore is safe, "but the management system went out of use. "
Rios said that the site had received cyber attacks two or three weeks before May 5. "Each site is exposed, the engineer who works with us told us that the attacks come from different parts of the world, from different countries. We are a site visited by many countries and are well positioned in the network. The update of our site happens every day, " continued Paola Rios. Almost certainly the site will be fully operational by the beginning of next week, also in view of the Mexican Bishops' Plenary, which will begin in three weeks.
It is not the first time a website of the Catholic Church is attacked in this way: last year, Argentine news agency also received a similar attack. In the meantime, while waiting for a full return to the site of the Mexican Bishops' Conference, users can access all the news on other sites and social networks:;;;; (EC) (Agenzia Fides 05/12/2011)