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Federal Police arrest hacker suspected of the largest data leak in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The man suspected of being responsible for the largest data leak in Brazil was arrested this Friday, March 19th, in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, during Operation Deepwater, of the Federal Police (PF). The action investigates the obtaining, disclosure and commercialization of data of Brazilians, including several authorities.

The investigations found that, last January, through the Internet, confidential data of individuals and companies - such as the Individual Taxpayer Registry (CPF) and the Corporate Taxpayer Registry (CNPJ), full names and addresses - were illicitly made available.

The information could be acquired through payment in cryptocurrencies. The mega-data leak . . .

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