Boric asks Minister Fernández to return to Chile for hacking emails

The Minister of Defense, who was in New York with the President, will return to Chile to face the controversy for which she is summoned to the National Defense Commission of the Senate. From the Executive they ordered an administrative summary to determine possible responsibilities in the leak of these documents.

The President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric, asked the Defense Minister, Maya Fernández, to return to Chilesince his stay in New York for the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), in the middle of the hacking of the emails of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces (EMCO).

press information revealed that about 400 thousand emails of the EMCO were leaked by the Guacamaya hacker group, among whom they met communications on the days that the social outbreak occurred in October and November 2019.

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Last Monday, the hacker group that operates in different Latin American countries, and that has claimed attacks on police and military forces in Mexico, Peru, Colombia and El Salvador, leaked a 350-gigabyte folder with all kinds of communication and military intelligence documents, corresponding to the period from February 2019 to May 2022.

For this reason Minister Fernández herself, in addition to the Undersecretary of Defense, Gabriel Gaspar, are summoned to the National Defense Commission of the Senateto explain what happened with this hack.

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For the same, from the Executive ordered an administrative summary to determine possible responsibilities in the leaking of these documents.

“The government has ordered an administrative summary to determine the corresponding responsibilities. Additionally, the records have been made available to the military justice to give rise to criminal investigation,” they said in a statement.

Communications of all kinds

The media outlet Interferencia, which accessed the leaked emails, published a kind of minute by minute that intelligence of the Investigative Police (PDI) carried out, when different stations of the Santiago Metro were burned the night of October 18, 2019.

Also a series of interpretations made by the intelligence teams about the social outbreak. Among them was known protocol to evacuate the Ministry of Defense building in case of emergency and another series of recommendations to the military for those days.

“Personnel (must) not wear a uniform or attend these demonstrations (…) maintain the basic supplies of your home at its highest levels so that in your possible absence your family is supplied”, the emails say.

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