Defense Minister leaves NY and returns to Chile as an emergency after hacking of Armed Forces emails | National

Defense Minister leaves NY and returns to Chile as an emergency after hacking of Armed Forces emails | National
Defense Minister leaves NY and returns to Chile as an emergency after hacking of Armed Forces emails | National

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 9:00 pm

by Felipe Diaz Montero

With information from Daniela Ruiz-Tagle

Minister Maya Fernández decided to return to Chile urgently due to the leak of emails from the Joint Chiefs of Staff (EMCO) that have been disseminated on the Internet. The Minister of Defense suspended her participation in the UN Assembly that takes place in New York, United States.

The leak of private emails from the Joint Chiefs of Staff triggered the early return of Defense Minister Maya Fernández to the country.

The Secretary of State was participating in the activities of the UN Assembly in New York, along with the President and other members of the cabinet.

Through a statement published on its website, the Ministry of Defence released the news:

“Faced with the known facts in relation to the security failure of the emails of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the President of the Republic has instructed the Minister of National Defense to return to the country to lead the response to these events,” it reads in the post.

In addition, the portfolio reported that the Government ordered an administrative summary to determine responsibilities from the leak of thousands of e-mails.

Likewise, it was indicated that the background of the case had already been brought to the attention of the military justice system for the respective criminal investigation.

Due to her early return to national soil, the minister will be unable to participate together with the president, Gabriel Boric, in the tribute that will be held commemorating the 50th anniversary of the speech before the UN Assembly by the former president, Salvador Allende (her grandfather).


The article is in Spanish

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