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How Belarus’s ‘Cyber Partisans’ exposed secrets of Lukashenko’s crackdowns

By Dalton Bennett and Robyn Dixon

15 Sep 2021 · 6 min read

A series of hacks on Belarus's government by pro-democracy activists have uncovered details on apparent abuses by security forces, exposed police informants and collected personal data on top officials including the son of President Alexander Lukashenko.

The vast trove amassed by a group calling itself the "Cyber Partisans" appears to be part of one of the biggest and most organized hacks by opposition activists against a government, analysts say.

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