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Argentinean Gov’t Blockchain Hacked to Spread Fake News on Coronavirus

In the midst of the global emergency caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Argentine government confirmed on March 14 that they suffered a hack on the website of their official gazette (Boletin Official) based on blockchain technology, where false statements regarding the coronavirus were spread.


According to officials quoted by El Cronista, there were direct hacking attempts that failed to enter the newsletter's system. Still, the hackers located a vulnerability that allowed fake news to be spread through edition 34,239 of the bulletin.

Argentinean Gov’t Blockchain Hacked to Spread Fake News on Coronavirus

Such information mentioned some guidelines that were supposedly adopted for state employees amid the coronavirus emergency in the country.


Due to the security breach and subsequent high traffic, the Boletin Oficial website went offline for several hours. Read More...

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