Latin American Hackers Seek Accountability for State-Sponsored Violence

Latin American Hackers Seek Accountability for State-Sponsored Violence
A couple lights candles next to a line of chairs with the photos of slain journalists during a vigil to protest the recent murder of journalist Heber Lopez, outside the Attorney General’s office in Mexico City, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 (AP photo by Eduardo Verdugo).

Last September, the hacktivist group Guacamaya launched its largest cyberattack yet, targeting Mexico’s Secretariat of National Defense, as well as government agencies in El Salvador, Colombia, Peru and Chile. But while the group seeks accountability, they’ve also brought to light massive vulnerabilities in state institutions.

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