Leaked Hackers group the names and personal details of more than 1,000 high-ranking police officers in Belarus in response to violent police campaigns against anti-government demonstrations.
The leaked data included names, dates of birth, officer departments and job titles, and details of 1003 police officers were leaked via Google’s spreadsheet.
Most of the entries were for high-ranking officers, such as the lieutenant, major and captain, and hackers provided the data to the independent Belarusian news agency NEXA (Nexta), Which posted an uncompromised version on its official Telegram channel.
The news agency, which has gained popularity among anti-President Lukashenko demonstrators after exposing police brutality during recent anti-government demonstrations in the country, has asked observers to help verify the accuracy of the list, and has helped expand it with additional details.
And (Nexta) said: If you know facts about crimes committed by specific people on the list, in addition to their personal information (addresses, phones, car numbers, customs) then write to the robot.
“If the arrests continue, we will continue to publish data on a large scale, and no one will remain anonymous under the mask,” the news agency added.
A spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs, in a statement posted on its website, confirmed the leak, but also warned that they are planning to find and prosecute the hackers and leakers.
The website was subsequently removed with the DDoS attack, according to statements made by several alleged hackers on the Twitter platform.
Belarus has been in a state of near total turmoil since August 9, after the results of the presidential election race were announced.
Officials said: The current President Alexander Lukashenko (Alexander LukashenkoHe won a sixth term with nearly 80 percent of the vote.
And the opposition candidate, Svyatlana Tsikhanovskaya, accusedSviatlana TsikhanouskayaThe current system was fraudulent on a large scale and claimed to win at least 60 percent of the vote.
Mass protests erupted on election night and continued for the past two months, and the demonstrations witnessed a heavy turnout despite the violent repression of the police forces.
Field reports and videos uploaded to social media platforms showed that police beat protesters or randomly arrest people in the street, even when they were not demonstrating.