Officials say hackers tried to take the Brazilian government’s website off the air a day after President Dilma Rousseff was sworn in, according to The Associated Press.
The government said in a statement the DDoS attack Sunday caused the website to become unstable, but it was never off the air. The attack “did not put the presidency’s site in danger” and no confidential information was accessed or destroyed, according to the statement.
A congressman, meanwhile, denounced several death threats made against Rousseff on Twitter during her inauguration, AP reported. According to Brazil’s prosecutor’s office, the threats against Brazil’s first female president said, “Please somebody finally kill this Dilma” and “A sniper must shoot in the head her and vice-president” Michel Temer, Novinite reported.