- After stealing the data, the group minted many passports as NFT to put them for sale on OpenSea.
- The Belarusian Cyber Partisans tried selling NFTs featuring the passport details of senior officials who are associated with Lukashenko.
- The Cyber Partisans are troubling the Lukashenko regime for many years.
Belarusian Cyber Partisans, a group of hacktivists, is trying to sell an NFT that features the claimed passport details of Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus.
According to the Belarusian Cyber Partisans, the move is an aspect of a fundraising campaign to battle against ‘bloody regimes in Minsk and Moscow.’
The members have hacked into a government database containing Belarusian citizens’ passport details, putting them into a position of releasing Belarisuan Passports, an NFT collection. The collection features a digital passport with the real details of Lukashenko.
🧵1/3🔥For the 1st time in human history a #hacktivist collective obtained passport info of the ALL country’s citizens. Now we’re offering you an opportunity to become a part of this history 😎. Get a unique digital version of #lukashenka passport as #NFT https://t.co/gOlWdoUehi pic.twitter.com/RxdWpBqA8f— Belarusian Cyber-Partisans (@cpartisans) August 30, 2022
A few observers have called the details fake, as the front page has a typo of the word “Republic” along with a spelling error in “Aleksandr.”
The hackers disclosed that they tried to sell the collection through OpenSea on the occasion of Lukashenko’s birthday. As the sale was shut down, they are considering other options.
According to a spokesperson of OpenSea, the project has broken the rules of the company in terms of doxxing as well as disclosing the personal details of another person without their permission.
The Partisans also shared their plan of selling NFTs that have the details of other government officials associated with Lukashenko.
The group further shared that they offer passports of his close traitors and allies of the people of Ukraine and Belarus.
Lukashenko has been a controversial figure and has been described by the Organize Crime and Corruption Reporting Project as the one who tortured critics, rigged elections, and arrested as well as exploited the protestors.
In February, the group released a fundraising campaign, “Resistance Movement of Belarus,” to take over power from Lukashenko.
The group wrote that being the free citizens of Belarus, they dismiss submission to the state and aspire to eliminate the dictatorial regime.