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The first military chief was arrested for the massive leak of Guacamaya against the Mexican Army


The Ministry of National Defense is silent after the arrest of a lieutenant colonel, confirmed by sources from the Security Cabinet

The Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) has dropped the first military chief for the


of more than four million emails at the hands of the Guacamaya organization.

Jesús "N", a lieutenant colonel in the Information Technology area, has been arrested for the massive leak of classified documents, according to the newspaper

El Universal

, which cites sources from the Security Cabinet.

The Sedena has not ruled after the arrest was made known and indicated through its press section that "it did not have information on this particular matter."


Guacamaya Leaks

have been the largest cyber attack the Mexican Army has suffered in its history.

Jesús "N" is being held in a prison at military camp 1 in Mexico City and is accused of "violation of military duties, in the form of loss of military information," according to the newspaper.

Violations of military duties carry a minimum penalty of one year in jail or four months when the offense is due to "clumsiness or carelessness," in accordance with the Code of Military Justice.

Punishments are more severe when those offenses result in damage to Army equipment or troops or when they occur in the middle of a campaign and can reach a maximum sentence of 60 years.

The Guacamaya leak exploded in October of last year and uncovered sensitive information about the president's health, intelligence and espionage work against social and political movements, and operations against organized crime, as well as sensitive data on hiring and abuses denounced within from army.

After five months, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, head of the Defense, appeared before a group of deputies about the


and assured last February that "national security was not violated" after the cyber attack, declared the legislators who attended.

Sandoval said that investigations were underway to clarify the origin of the leak of six terabytes of information, but he minimized the impact by assuring that each month the institution was the target of more than 3,000 attacks.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador last year ruled out the possibility of imposing fines or sanctions on soldiers who were involved and also denied that there would be arrests in the Army.

The president has insinuated that the information is false and that the leak was "a resounding failure", but the arrest sends a different message.

The president had ended the controversy since last October, but the consequences of the


and the publications of the media, especially the military espionage of journalists and activists, have been the subject of his daily press conference until last week.

López Obrador blamed his opponents for being behind the attack and said the leak could have been caused by "international agencies."

“The military espionage information and thousands of other documents are true.

And so true that the Sedena is looking for someone to hold accountable ”, commented the deputy Emilio Álvarez Icaza.

Guacamaya has also claimed responsibility for cyber leaks in Colombia, Chile, and other Latin American countries.

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