Mexican president confirms leak of government data, admits health issues | Inquirer News

Mexican president confirms leak of government data, admits health issues

/ 09:20 PM September 30, 2022
Mexico's President Lopez Obrador attends daily news conference at the National Palace

FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, June 20, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday a cyber hack had accessed government files containing confidential information about the armed forces and details about his health including a heart condition that led to treatment in January.

Speaking at a regular news conference, the president said information published in local media overnight from the hack was genuine, and he confirmed revelations about his health.

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“It’s true, there was a cyber hack,” he said, noting that an ambulance was sent for him in January “because there was a risk of a heart attack, and I was taken to hospital.”

According to Mexican news reports of the hack, the 68-year-old president has been diagnosed with a form of angina, and had 10 medical consultations in the first half of January.

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Lopez Obrador, who underwent a cardiac catheterization in January, said the hack was likely carried out by a foreign group.

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