You are reading The Brazilian Report’s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: the movement against fake news funders, broadband’s growth in Brazil, and the story of the Brazilian hacker who got exposed via social media after invading almost 5,000 websites across the world.
From saving the Amazon to extorsion: the story of Brazilian hacker “VandaTheGod”
Cybersecurity firm Check Point uncovered the identity of Brazilian hacker VandaTheGod, who invaded 4,820 websites in over 40 countries, including pages from at least seven national governments. The hacker had been conducting data theft operations since 2013.