Bolsonaro Says Personal Data Leak by Hacker Is 'Clear Measure of Intimidation'

The Ministry of Justice ruled that the Federal Police will investigate the hacker group


President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) classified the personal data leak as "a clear measure of intimidation," due to a profile that identifies himself as belonging to the hacking group Anonymous Brasil, his personal data and two of his children.

In a Facebook post, Bolsonaro also said he is taking legal action against those responsible.

"In a clear measure of intimidation, the hacktivist movement 'Anonymous Brasil' released, on Twitter, data from the President of the Republic and family members. Legal measures are underway so that these crimes do not go unpunished," he wrote.

Anonymous Brasil's post - Reprodução

The representative's children who also had personal data disclosed were councilor Carlos Bolsonaro (Republicans-RJ) and federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP).

Information attributed to the Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights, Damares Alves, the Minister of Education, Abraham Weintraub, and State Representative Douglas Garcia (PSL-SP) were also exposed. Shortly after, the information was taken down.

The Ministry of Justice ordered the Federal Police to initiate an investigation into the leak.

Sought by Folha, the group stated that it released the CPF number, telephones and Whatsapp, e-mails, addresses, income, and assets. On the website of the Electoral Justice, there is a list of the assets and salaries of all politicians; however, personal data was not public.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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