Ministry of Economy They denounced in justice this Wednesday that anonymous people provide “confidential” information on the network in exchange for money and launched an internal investigation in which they review outgoing management executives’ use of passwords.
“There is no external hacking,” assured economy ministry sources, so it is being investigated whether it was an internal hack. “The use of passwords of officials of outgoing processes of agriculture, production, energy and economy, among other dependencies, who did not revoke their passwords despite signing an affidavit, is being reviewed,” he said. .
The complaint was made by Ricardo Casal, the legal and administrative secretary and coordinator of the Information Security Committee of the Ministry of National Economy. As reported, the existence of a public offer for the sale of confidential information from the Ministry of Economy was circulated on Twitter.
“While our technical areas have not yet been able to detect illegal access to our databases or theft of passwords or information, The fact is that the public motion made does not only necessitate an ongoing thorough internal investigation, but also encourages a relevant judicial inquiry. because of the possible existence of offenses of public action which may directly affect the interests of the national state”, indicated the secretary in the complaint.
The Ministry of Economy has a number of databases and computer systems that contain data relating to public and private organizations and, in particular, to various sectors of government and also to economic and financial policy decisions that are planned or in progress.
“Not only to alter the possibility of using or attempting to illicit use of sensitive data through the dissemination or sale or even through theft, modification or total or partial suppression of databases and/or computer systems, have the potential to effectively develop the administrative functions of the region, but also affect the foreign exchange, financial or investment markets”, the secretary said.
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