Mexico’s president warns of ‘huge risk’ of a US cyber attack
Mexico’s presidential advisory group said the US cyberattack was the biggest threat facing the country in decades.
President Enrique Pena Nieto told a joint press conference on Wednesday that Mexico’s financial services were already at risk and he called on the US government to help curb cyber threats.
“We are facing a huge risk of a cyber attack,” Pena Niña said.
The US Department of Homeland Security is expected to release a cyber security threat assessment for 2018, and the US president said it was important to protect the US economy and its citizens.
“We have a national economy, we have to take care of that,” Penas Nieto said.
“We have to defend our sovereignty.”
The US National Security Council released a cyber threat assessment on Wednesday saying the US has been “targeted” by the Chinese and Russia, adding that the threat to the US from cyber attacks was “increasing”.
“This threat must be addressed and a comprehensive, targeted response is necessary,” the report said.
It said the cyber attacks were “growing at a rapid rate”, adding: “This cyber threat is growing exponentially and we must be ready.”