Margaret Oaks has defended the work of the 3,000 members of the National Intelligence Center (CNI), emphasizing that all public servants they work “exclusively” in accordance with the law. “I feel particularly proud of the public servants of this country,” he asserted in the Defense Commission of the Congress of Deputies, in the midst of controversy over espionage with Pegasus.
During his speech, Robles has avoided clarifying who depends on the security of the mobile phones used by the Government. But she, when she arrived, asked about this matter, she did encourage them to spend “a minute of time” to consult it. «The advantage of a democracy is that everything is in the law, in the rules. And, therefore, there is no more than taking a minute of time », she has limited herself to responding.
According to the organization chart, the security of the Government’s communications corresponds to the Information and Communication Technologies Unit, which reports to the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Government. At that time, the person in charge was Félix Bolaños.
The National Cryptologic Center, attached to the CNI, has, for its part, the mission of guaranteeing the “security of information technology systems that process, store or transmit classified information”, as stated in the royal decree that regulates this organism.
However, its functions do not include the responsibility of controlling mobile phones, as it does develop and disseminate “rules, instructions, guides and recommendations” to “guarantee the security” of the Administration’s information and communication technologies and train staff in this area.
In his appearance in Congress, Robles has also praised the director of the CNI, Paz Esteban, who has said that “he is having to put up with stoically” accusations that, he has assured, “do not correspond to reality.”
“The CNI has a duty of secrecy and it is very comfortable for someone to say that the CNI has done something,” he lamented, pointing out that its director will give all the necessary explanations this Thursday before the Official Secrets Commission, in the face of criticism from the independence leaders for alleged espionage. She has insisted on rejecting the accusations “without evidentiary basis” to the intelligence center, which “cannot be defended” due to the legal secrecy that governs its actions.
“nothing to hide”
Robles has warned that he will not accept “speculation” or accusations “without evidence”, insisting on the work of officials and pointing out that “public officials only have the” obligation “to” serve and be transparent. In addition, he has defended that “there is nothing to hide.”
“No one is going to be able to do so with the strength of legal persons who comply with the law and who are at all times putting their shoulders to the wheel in an act of generosity and not in the permanent disqualification of institutions,” he asserted.
These statements come after the latest information released about the CNI in relation to espionage with pegasus.
The CNI did do its job
As revealed by OKDIARIO, the intelligence corps asked the members of Pedro Sánchez’s government in writing to check their mobile phones and to send the conclusion of that review to the National Cryptologic Center, the agency attached to the CNI in charge of technological security.
As this newspaper has revealed, the CNI sent Moncloa a manual so that any senior official could detect if pegasus he had infected his terminal by following a few steps.
The 15-page report sent to Moncloa also warned from the start of the danger of pegasus. “It has the ability to access practically any information stored on the device or to perform actions on it such as activating the microphone, recording calls, accessing GPS positioning or capturing the web pages viewed, among many others”, it is stated. alerted.
Step by step, explained in detail all the steps to follow to detect this software inside any Apple phone device, the kind of device used by the Prime Minister and most of his ministers.