Anti-government hackers attempted to sell what they say was a NFT from the passport of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. The members of the collectiveCyber Belarusian supporters”They claim to have obtained the passport data of all citizens of the country.
Belarusian cyberguerrillas attempt to list NFT’s passport collection on Opensea
A hacker group known as “Cyber Belarusian supportersBragged that he was able to access a government database containing passport details of all citizens of Belarus, including senior officials such as longtime head of state Alexander Lukashenko.
The hackers have released a collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) called “Passports of Belarusians“, Which would also contain the passport data of the country’s president and his close collaborators. The group also attempted to list the collection on NFT’s main marketplace, Opensea, but the platform removed it due to a breach of its terms.
🧵1 / 3🔥For the first time in human history a #hacktivist Collectively obtained passport information from ALL citizens of all countries. Now we offer you the opportunity to become part of this story 😎. Get a unique digital version of #lukashenka passport ace #NFT https://t.co/gOlWdoUehi pic.twitter.com/RxdWpBqA8f
– Belarusian cyber partisans (@cpartisans) August 30, 2022
Promoting their initiative on Twitter, the group said it would launch NFTs exactly on Lukashenko’s birthday, Aug.30. “Help us ruin his life“, They pursue, suggesting a”special offer“: Buy a version of your passport with the photo of the”dictator … behind bars … while he is still alive“.
In another tweet, the hacktivist collective claims to have also put the passports of Lukashenko’s closest allies up for sale.and traitors to the peoples of Belarus and Ukraine“. Its members promise that all funds raised will be used to support “our work to bring down the bloodthirsty regimes in Minsk and Moscow“.
However, some members of the crypto community doubt the authenticity of the identification documents, as reported by the Russian crypto news site bit.media in an article. It indicates a typo on the first page depicted in the digital version of Lukashenko’s passport and a misspelling of his name in English.
The “Belarusian cyberpartisansthey targeted the administration of the eastern European nation led by Lukashenko for its support – logistical and otherwise – for the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine. For example, he took responsibility for a cyber attack on the Belarusian railway system, demanding the withdrawal of Russian troops from the country.
The hacker group has raised cryptocurrency funds to finance their businesses. According to a report by blockchain analytics firm Elliptic released in early February, before Russia launched its “special military operation” in Ukraine, Belarusian cyber guerillas were able to raise $ 84,000 in cryptocurrencies.