Feb 132016
 

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

A group of Chilean hacktivists that go by the name of Chilean Hackers have broken into the database of CONADI and stolen the personal details of 304,189 Chilean citizens looking for state benefits from the country’s government.

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I “get” that the hacktivists want Chile’s president to resign and they want better infosecurity for indigenous people’s personal information. What I don’t “get” is how dumping indigenous people’s personal information on the Internet is consistent with their stated concern. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to dump government officials’ personal information than the very people who you claim to care about it?

If anyone from @ChileanCrew sees this and cares to explain it to me, I’d welcome their explanation.

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