Secret NATO documents were stolen

Hundreds of documents sent by NATO to Portugal have been found for sale on the dark web.


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DHundreds of classified documents sent by NATO to Portugal have been found for sale on the dark web following a computer hack. Portuguese online newspaper Diario de Notícias reported on Thursday that the cyber attack targeted the general staff of the Portuguese Armed Forces and military intelligence services.



According to Diario de Noticias, the incident was discovered by US intelligence and then reported to Portuguese authorities by the US embassy in Lisbon last August. Investigations by Portuguese cyber security agencies have identified the general staff of the armed forces, military intelligence and a department of the defense ministry as targets of the cyber attack, the newspaper said.

Transfers on unsecured lines

“The Government can ensure that the Ministry of National Defense and the Armed Forces work daily to ensure that Portugal’s credibility as a founding member of the Atlantic Alliance remains intact,” the Cabinet responded in writing. Prime Minister Antonio Costa. , interviewed by AFP.

“Whenever intrusion is suspected (…) the situation is analyzed at length” and steps are taken to “strengthen awareness of cyber security”, although it did not confirm or deny that the documents were stolen.



According to Diario de Noticias, the documents in question were exchanged between different Portuguese services through unsecured communications.


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