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LISBON (Reuters) – The websites of one of Portugal’s biggest newspapers and of a major broadcaster, both owned by the country’s largest media conglomerate Impresa, were down on Monday after being hit by a hacker attack over the weekend.

Expresso newspaper and SIC TV station both said they reported the incident to the criminal investigation police agency PJ and the National Cybersecurity Centre (CNCS) and would file a complaint.

The group did not immediately reply to a Reuters request for comment.

Lapsus$, which claims that it gained access to Impresa’s Amazon Web Services account, also sent a phishing e-mail to Expresso subscribers and tweeted from the newspaper’s verified Twitter account.

CNCS’s coordinator, Lino Santos, told Observador newspaper it was the first time the group launched an attack in the country.

Websites of Expresso and SIC are have been offline since Sunday, with the pages showing a message saying they are “temporarily unavailable” following the attack and would return “as soon as possible”.

(Reporting by Catarina Demony; Editing by Inti Landauro and Louise Heavens)

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