Journalist Glenn Greenwald accused of hacking crimes in Brazil

CNET | 1/21/2020 | Staff
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Glenn Greenwald has been accused of crimes related to the hacking of Brazilian politicians, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Brazilian prosecutors charged journalist Glenn Greenwald of involvement in the hacking of government officials' messages. The messages featured in Greenwald's reporting on former judge Sergio Moro, according to The New York Times. Moro heard cases in major corruption investigations in Brazil, where Greenwald lives and helps operate investigative news website The Intercept Brasil.

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Greenwald, who is originally from the US, has reported on many major news stories relying on leaked material, including the existence of secret NSA surveillance programs based on documents revealed by Edward Snowden.

The Brazilian accusations include advising and coordinating with a group of hackers who obtained messages from government officials who oversaw court proceedings in the corruption cases. The federal...
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