"The Regional Government's Facebook page was the target
of a cyberattack, reproducing content that is not produced by the Madeiran
executive, nor under its responsibility", reads the alert released by the
presidency of the Madeiran executive.
In the document, the government (PSD/CDS) adds that “the
situation is being monitored and resolved by the competent government services
and cooperation and urgent intervention has already been requested from the
judicial and police bodies, in order to remedy the incident as soon as possible”.
It also requests that users and followers “do not respond to
messages originating from this page” and follow “only the website and other
“Although we are unaware of what happened, we regret the
inconvenience that all our users may be suffering and we apologise”.
In turn, in a statement, the PSD/Madeira also warns of the
occurrence of a cyberattack on its official page on this same network last