Members of the activist group Anonymous who leaked data from members of the Brazilian government will be investigated by the Federal Police. The confirmation was made in the official profile of Minister André Mendonça on Twitter, responsible for the Justice and Public Security portfolio after Sérgio Moro left.
According to Mendonça, the investigations will investigate crimes that are provided for in the Penal Code, the National Security Law and the Criminal Organizations Law. This Tuesday morning (02), the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) was still deciding whether or not to investigate the activity.
As investigações devem apurar crimes previstos no Código Penal, na Lei de Segurança Nacional e na Lei das Organizações Criminosas.
— André Mendonça (@AmendoncaMJSP) June 2, 2020
The Anonymous Twitter page that released the data was removed from the social network hours after the leak. The targets were the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, two of his sons and some ministers and supporters, including businessman Luciano Hang, owner of the Havan chain of stores. The contents involve valid cell phones, emails, addresses, declared assets, participation in companies and even the Individual Taxpayer Registration (CPF) score.
Disclosure of personal information from authorities is a classic tactic by the activist group, which has also pledged to leak police crimes from around the world during the protests over the assassination of George Floyd in the United States.