Mexico president confirms leak of presidency knowledge, admits well being points By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures throughout a information convention on the Nationwide Palace in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico, June 20, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido//File Photograph

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday mentioned a cyber hack had accessed authorities recordsdata containing confidential details about the armed forces and particulars about his well being, together with a coronary heart situation that led to therapy in January.

The president, talking at a daily information convention, mentioned data revealed in native media in a single day from the hack was real, and he confirmed revelations about his well being.

“It is true, there was a cyber hack,” he mentioned, noting that an ambulance was despatched for him in January “as a result of there was a threat of a coronary heart assault, and I used to be taken to hospital.”

In response to Mexican information studies of the hack, the 68-year-old president has been identified with a type of angina, and had 10 medical consultations within the first half of January.

Lopez Obrador, who had a coronary heart assault in 2013 and underwent a cardiac catheterization in January, mentioned he was taking drugs and doing workout routines to assist with hypertension.

“I ended up on a cocktail (of medicine) I take at night time for varied diseases,” he mentioned, “however I’m very nicely.”

The hack was carried out by a bunch recognized in native media as “Guacamaya” – or ‘macaw’ in Spanish. Lopez Obrador mentioned the group was seemingly of international origin.

In response to media studies, six terabytes of knowledge had been hacked from Mexico’s protection ministry, together with details about prison figures, transcripts of communications and the monitoring of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar.

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