Peru carried out a “forensic analysis” of the networks of its Armed Forces after the leaks of the ‘hacktivists’ of Guacamaya
“All the corresponding actions are being taken to strengthen the computer infrastructure and digital security of the Armed Forces,” the Ministry of Defense assured this Saturday.
Peru has restricted access to the networks of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces (CCFFAA) and all its military platforms in the context of the massive leaks that the Armed Forces of several Latin American countries recently suffered.
As reported this Saturday by the press office of the Ministry of Defense, at this time computer specialists are carrying out a “forensic analysis” on these systems, which apparently would have been the target last week of the group of ‘hacktivists’ Guacamaya, who claimed to have obtained millions of classified and security documents from the military and police systems of Chile, Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia and Peru.
“All the corresponding actions are being taken to strengthen the computer infrastructure and the digital security of the Armed Forces,” the Ministry assured, without confirming whether any type of information was actually stolen from its files.
So far, the biggest leaks have come from Chile, Colombia and Mexico, countries from which hundreds of confidential state documents have been revealed.
This situation has already caused a series of scandals due to the lack of cybersecurity, as well as the persecution of journalists, environmentalists, feminists, human rights defenders and all kinds of social organizations.
According to the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, the Peruvian digital media La Encerrona revealed that Guacamaya had leaked some 100 GB of data on intelligence reports from the National Army. On the same day, La Encerrona revealed that the Armed Forces were aware of the vulnerability —at least since August of last year— of the Microsoft Exchange institutional email system, which hacktivists took advantage of, and did not install the corresponding security patch.