by José Manuel Diogo | MIS
We are so distracted by other serious stuff that we are not paying enough attention to the Portuguese whistleblower affair.
The affair began with some e-mails exchanged between judges and courts to which the soccer guys had access, but as you follow the ball you realize that the plot is much more serious than a simple riot between rivals. It goes as far as Portugal’s cybersecurity scoroe.
The story was released in the Portuguese daily.newspaper JN. An inspector from criminal police assured under oath that the Attorney General’s Office only now learned from that their computer servers had – in 2018 – been attacked. Two years later!!
In other words, contrary to all caution ath the Portuguese general attorney office still does not believe that investing in the cybersecurity is a matter for serious concern.
The Portuguese dolce far niente about cybersecurity issues is a long lasting concern, at least we got notoce that the former attorney Cunha Rodrigues phone featured funny crack under the floor back in the nineties.
The conclusions to be drawn from Inspector Jose Amador’s statement are more or less frightening depending on the level of information the reader has on cybersecurity matters.
But to help you, I can assure you that the harm potential between the wiretap was “forgotten” under a floor in 1994 and the 12 terabyte hardrives where Rui Pinto kept 26 terabytes the information from over 150 email accounts in 2020 is incalculable.
The experienced policeman José Amador said the information in side looks like the “The Pandora’s box.” Then I open surfed wikipedia I found out what that box means.
*Media Intelligence Specialist