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Hackers ‘Responsible’ for £546m of Illegal Deforestation in the Amazon

In what has come as a shocking revelation, it appears that hi-tech hackers have played an instrumental role in the illegal deforestation of 1.7million cubic meters of the Amazon rain forest.

According to reports from environmental organization Greenpeace, the hackers were hired by at least 107 different companies to access and alter timber export records held by the Brazilian government. As a result, it’s estimated that an area of forest the size of 780 Olympic swimming pools has been cleared illegally.

Hackers ‘Responsible’ for £546m of Illegal Deforestation in the Amazon

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