Last September, the Secretary of National Defense (Cedena) faced the worst cyber attack in its history; Six terabytes of documents, equivalent to millions of emails and messages, were stolen. Group hacking Guacamaya claimed responsibility for the said attack as well as attacks on the forces of Chile, Colombia, and Guatemala.
This harrowing experience has forced the Mexican military to request resources by 2023 to strengthen its Cyberspace Operations Center (COC), an area belonging to the Cedena General Staff, whose main purpose is to plan, coordinate, Directing and executing. The Mexican Army and Air Force, in addition to identifying threats from cyberspace and mitigating their effects. In this sense, Cedena has an estimated 42 million pesos to acquire components, programs and licenses for the encryption, filtering and auditing of the database of information collected by said center. The purpose of the investment is to protect information critical to national security.
And it’s that after Maca’s cyberattacks escalate, even as the CoC warns that a group of researchers has discovered never-before-seen malware, emails from Gmail and AOL accounts by North Korean computer attackers. And used to secretly read and download attachments. of infected users. In addition, it is aware of other software and ransomware that destroy, lock, modify, copy data and execute malicious scripts, as well as make unauthorized entries in system directories.
In 2022, Mexico is ranked as the eighth country in the Americas with the most cyber attacks, close to 156 billion attempts, i.e. one attack every 30 seconds, with high costs, both economic and political and social. Cyber attacks are a new threat to the security of the state; Sedena anticipates that these numbers will multiply as digital transformation accelerates. Also, Congress will seek to approve cyber security legislation that envisages the creation of a National Security Agency, which will be in charge of implementing measures and strategies to prevent hacking and cyber attacks.
, 2022 was a bloody year. A day after its end, more than 31,000 intentional killings have been recorded, a figure that adds up to 112,000 in Murray’s four years of governing, maintaining the strategy. hugs not pills, which mourned and tormented 142 thousand families. It is naïve to think that criminals will stop killing, drug and human trafficking, kidnapping and extortion just by patting themselves on the back. It is 48 months into this six-year term and the problem of insecurity continues to grow and campaign promises are far-fetched.
, CJNG is a threat to national security. US and Jalisco officials found that since 2014 the group manufactures its own weapons and is not dependent on US arsenals. To date, two factories in Guadalajara have been destroyed by Jalisco’s state-owned companies. The information was sent to the FA to track down other locations across the country.
, In 2022, the military destroyed 107 drug laboratories. Worryingly, more and more of these secret places are located close to urban areas, and are no longer in the mountains. This is evidenced by 17 of them, located between 10 and 40 minutes from cities such as Culiacan, Sinaloa; Ensenada, Baja California and Chilpancingo, Guerrero.
Great humanitarian work by the army and FAM in implementing the plan DN-III-E to assist the population. They helped at least 10,000 families affected by the rain and low temperatures in Chihuahua, Sonora, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Hidalgo and Chiapas.