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Hackers Try to Topple Peru Government Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 08:51 PM

With the boost of cloud technology, hackers have gotten more bold with their crimes and so-called "hacktivism."

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points."

Hackers dumped confidential emails of Peruvian government officials.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Now the team calling itself LulzSecPeru has created a national political uproar. Emails the hackers stole from the Peruvian Council of Ministers' network and dumped online last month fueled accusations that top Cabinet ministers have acted more like industry lobbyists than public servants. That helped precipitate a no-confidence vote last week that the Cabinet barely survived."

The "hacktivism" trend may likely spread as they have already targeted major Wall Street banks.

To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:

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