The Belarusian Cyber Partisans, a hacktivist collective working to topple the autocratic leadership of Belarus, listed a series of digital “passports” related to Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and his associates as NFTs for sale Tuesday, hoping to raise money for continued actions against the government.
The information listed in the passport renderings came from the group’s hack of the national passport database in July 2021. “It took some time to develop the collection and we also decided to publish it on Lukashenko’s birthday,” Shemetovets said.
“For the first time in human history, a hacktivist collective obtained passport information of the whole country,” the group said in a message posted with the passports. “Now we are offering you a unique opportunity to become a part of this history. Do you want to help in our fight against the last dictator in Europe and Putin’s best friend?”