The armies of Chile, Mexico, El Salvador, Peru and Colombia suffered a gigantic attack

Millions of e-mails, confidential information about military operations, contracts… The armies of five Latin American countries have been the target of a gigantic hacking of their computer systems in recent weeks. A total of 10 terabits of data, some of which is highly sensitive, was hacked in Chile, Mexico, El Salvador, Peru and Colombia by a group of cyberactivists, Guacamaya, and leaked to journalists, who began exposing its contents.

Mexico was the country hardest hit by this hack, the largest in its history. 6 terabit or more than four million emails, videos and other strategic reports from the period from January 2016 to September 2022 were stolen from the Department of Defense. This confidential information reveals the army in full militarization of the country.

The data exfiltration was reported by journalist Carlos Loret de Mola on the news site on Thursday, September 29th Latin. Among other revelations is that of the poor health of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (“AMLO”), the victim of a “High-risk unstable angina”, which can cause a heart attack. At the time, the government had assured that the catheterization he had to undergo had been decided after a routine checkup, while the hack revealed it was an emergency, requiring the president’s repatriation from the plane since the state of Chiapas (south) to Mexico City. AMLO will be approved on Friday ” Sick ” and confirmed the truthfulness of the data theft, which he said was responsible “a change in the computer system within the Army”. Still, he downplayed its impact, assuring his government that it was “has nothing to hide”.

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But the hundreds of thousands of data, some of which are marked as “confidential”., Details in particular military operations against drug cartels. Leading the way is the failed attempt to arrest on October 17, 2019 in Culiacan (Northwest) Ovidio Guzman, the son of famed Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by UNITED STATES . From the documents it appears that during the operation “One officer and ten soldiers were injured”.

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Information about the main Mexican drug traffickers is now circulating in the newsrooms. Documents even describe the deployment of troops across the territory to fight the cartels, which have claimed more than 350,000 lives in sixteen years. The investigative weekly newspaper procedure also identified letters from Secretary of Defense Luis Cresencio Sandoval that show he was trying to minimize the military’s role in the disappearance of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa. As for the Spanish daily newspaper El PaísHe published a series of internal complaints, remained dead letters and targeted sexual violence within the army.

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