Attackers Hack Argentinian Government's Blockchain to Spread Fake News on Coronavirus
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Argentina's government confirmed on March 14 its Official Gazette, which is based on blockchain tech, had been hacked by some attackers who have been spreading fake news about the coronavirus.

According to local newspaper El Cronista, the hackers have managed to exploit a vulnerability in the system that allowed them to spread fake news about the coronavirus epidemic through edition 34,239 of the gazette.

The attackers are said to have spread false guidelines that have allegedly been adopted by state employees.

The bulletin was offline several hours after the attack.

Since 2016, all publications made in the gazette are legally valid.

The blockchain system used for the Boletín Oficial is part of the "Blockchain Federal Argentina" project, a distributed accounting technology used by both state agencies and private organizations.

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