Benfica is carrying out an utterly unbelievable action that goes along the tactics of that same club to control Portuguese Football.
People who have downloaded and used the files through company emails will receive disciplinary action from their employers for accessing the e-mails of Benfica, which they regard as deprived of privacy.
Here is one example of the notifications received by several people:
(…)It [Benfica] has been deprived of private information pertaining to its structure, namely, through the dissemination through the Internet, and not only of a file containing the e-mail addresses and their passwords of all their institutional and human structure, but also of files containing e-mail messages. This disclosure obviously represents the deprivation of privacy and violation of the correspondence of this institution and indicates the practice of the crime of legitimate access, provided for and punished respectively by article 6 and 7 of the Law of Cybercrime, approved by Law 109/2009 of 15 September, and the criminal responsibility derived from the practice of these crimes is extended to legal persons (Article 9 of the Cybercrime Act).
It has come to our attention that your official Mr. xyz. has acceded to the content of these electronic messages, using for this purpose your e-mail platform, specifically, through the e-mail address xyz. Assum, it should be noted that the conduct of your official identified above, constitutes a crime of breach of correspondence and also evidences that the same has downloaded and seized the files released through the Internet – which is also a crime – and whose responsibility is also extended to companies.
In view of the above, we have reached you to:
a) inform your excellence of this fact, so that you take the internal disciplinary measures that you seem necessary, and also that this matter was delivered to our Legal Department, in the sense of start the respective legal and judicial procedures;
b) Interpellate your excellence in order to guarantee the total elimination of any information regarding Sport Lisboa e Benfica, which is saved in your computer system or in the possession of your employee, identified above, in whatever support, but safeguarding the registration / evidence of such disposal, so that it can be made available to the authorities in a timely manner.
We therefore await your brief reply, in particular the confirmation of the deletion of the above data, and if we do not receive a reply within 10 working days of receipt of this letter, we will consider that you agree with the conduct of your employee, from which we will withdraw all legal consequences.
Benfica is dissuading people from disclosing and accessing the e-mails, demonstrating that they are capable of everything so nobody will discover all the illegalities made by the leaders of Benfica. This is a campaign to instill fear by showing that they are even capable of provoking the dismissal, of their workplace, of those who publicize these crimes.
They could seize and surrender directly to the Judicial Police for crimes of tax fraud and access to private SMS, with codes of entry for the residence of the President of the Portuguese Football Federation, and those are real crimes.