Hacking of the Armed Forces emails: Ministry of Defense notifies the CDE to assume its representation in the investigation

Hacking of the Armed Forces emails: Ministry of Defense notifies the CDE to assume its representation in the investigation
Hacking of the Armed Forces emails: Ministry of Defense notifies the CDE to assume its representation in the investigation

After the massive leak of information from the Joint Chiefs of Staff (EMCO), the Ministry of Defense, headed by Maya Fernández, detailed a series of actions taken with the aim of “to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of these events and establish the responsibilities of those who correspond”.

Through a statement, the portfolio reported that officiated to the State Defense Council (CDE) “so that it assumes the representation of the Ministry of Defense in the corresponding investigations”.

This is added to the administrative summary investigation within the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to the to the Military Public Ministry to become part of the investigation and a complaint to the Second Military Court for the investigation of the facts.

In addition, Defense confirmed that the resignation of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General William Paiva, which will take place on September 30.

It should be remembered that the Defense Minister had to suspend her participation in President Boric’s tour in New York to return to the country and monitor the hacking, given that the international group of hackers called “Guayamaya” managed to steal from the EMCO servers almost 400 thousand emails with their corresponding attachments.

During the morning of this Thursday, Maya Fernández met with the commanders in chief of the three branches of the Armed Forces to “take stock of how this theft of information It affects the defense of the country. The Commander-in-Chief of the Army, General Javier Iturriaga, and his counterparts from the Air Force, Air Force General Arturo Merino Núñez, and Admiral Juan Andrés De La Maza, from the Navy, attended the meeting.

Likewise, the Minister of Defense mentioned that “we have also been in permanent coordination with the presidents of the House and Senate Defense committees to keep them informed of the situation”.

The article is in Spanish

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