Brazil President Bolsonaro's cellphones targeted by hackers - Justice Ministry

Brazil President Bolsonaro's cellphones targeted by hackers - Justice Ministry
FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony of the hoisting the national flag in front the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado Copyright Adriano Machado(Reuters)
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BRASÍLIA (Reuters) - Cellphones used by President Jair Bolsonaro were a target of cyber attacks, the Brazilian Justice Ministry said in a statement on Thursday, after being briefed about the incident by the federal police "as a matter of national security."

Bolsonaro is the latest high-ranking government official to be targeted by cyber attacks. The ministry claimed the attack came from people arrested last Tuesday in connection with a probe into a group of people accused of hacking other government authorities.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Ana Mano; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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