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Car Wash leaks raise concern for cybersecurity in Brazil

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For the past week, news website The Intercept has been publishing private messages exchanged by Operation Car Wash prosecutors and Sergio Moro—who was the judge responsible for trying most of the cases related to the investigation until last year, when he accepted Jair Bolsonaro’s invitation to become Brazil’s Justice minister.

The conversations cast doubt over the operation’s legitimacy as a whole, with Mr. Moro appearing to have clearly acted illegally in coaching prosecutors on how to handle evidence and deal with defendants. In the most recent round of leaks, Mr. Moro appears...

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