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Hack Attack on Rio PM


Source:  Portal IMPRENSA

Police officers from the Computer Crimes division are investigating who was responsible for invading the Web site of the Rio de Janeiro state military police and publishing the personal data of 50,000 police agents on Facebook.

According to the Folha de S. Paulo, the 8,900-pages file was made available for download last Thursday (September 12). It contained e-mails, telephones, addresses and identity numbers of police and was taken off the air on Saturday. The group responsible for the invasion promises more such actions.

The report rails to identify the group or explain how they swapped info with it.

Similar attacks were carried out against the state prosecutor’s office, the state legislative assembly, the Chamber of Aldermen, an dthe Rio State Transit Department.

Credit for the privacy violations was claimed by various groups that support the attacks, criticize the action of police during protests and protest the arrest of Black Bloc activists. In anote, PMERJ said it lamented the incident and that measures are being taken.

Radio CBN has the full coverage at this hour:

The content captured from the PMERJ Web site was displayed on Facebook by a user known as Burgues, a member of the “Anoncyber & Cyb3rgh0sts” community.

This group, however, is supported by

Movimento Brasil Consciente, which supports the hackers. … [&] threatens to divulge personal data of 1,500 state judicial police. The PM acknowledged, but not until on Saturday, that there was a leak. In a note, it said that it lamented the occurrence. The PM said it was taking steps to punish those involved.


The MBC on Facebook wants us to know it was not them — giving GLobo journalism what for, above.

A post published by the same profile on Thursday last displayed the image of a masked figure exhibiting the symbol of the group Anonymous. Just belove, a link to a New Zealand Web site MEGA pointed to an archive with all the leaked information.

The group infiltrated the Proeis data bank using the password of a user known as “jsilva,” capturing [a huge volume] of confidential information.

Many Facebook users manifest indignation with the leak on their Facebook pages. In response to these comments, the hackers posted sarcastic replies, using false profiles created a few hours earlier.

According to a systems analyst would preferred not to be identified, the hackers involved in this leak are typical young people with superficial knowledge of computer systems. They use rudimentary means to invade or disfigure poorly protected sites.

— These amateurs want to be famous, even when they use pseudonyms. Often, they leave too many clues behind and are identified and captured with little difficulty, especially if the sites attacked cooperate, swapping such info as date, hour and IP addresses — the analyst said.