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Is Brazil ready to handle cyber security issues?

Is Brazil ready to handle cyber security issues?
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Since early June, when news website The Intercept began publishing leaked private messages exchanged by members of Operation Car Wash, Brazil has been confronted with the issue of cyber security. According to the Federal Police, roughly 1,000 Brazilian authorities have been victims of some sort of hacking or phone identity theft—including Economy Minister Paulo Guedes, House Speaker Rodrigo Maia and even President Jair Bolsonaro

The apparent ease with which a gang of hackers apparently managed to access private information of top state figures raises serious doubts about how prepared the Brazilian government is when it comes to...

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