A group of hacktivists called the Belarusian Cyber Partisans have been attempting to sell a nonfungible token (NFT) featuring the purported passport info of Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko.
The Belarusian Cyber Partisans say the move is part of a grassroots fundraising campaign to fight “bloody regimes in Minsk and Moscow.”
The members claim to have hacked into a government database that has the passport info of every Belarusian citizen, allowing them to launch an NFT collection called Belarisuan Passports, which includes a digital passport that supposedly features Lukashenko’s actual information.
1/3For 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
Some observers have accused the info on the digital passport of being fake, due to a typo on the front page of the word “Republic” and a misspelling of “Aleksandr.”
The hackers on Twitter said they attempted to sell the NFT collection on Lukashenko’s birthday on Tuesday via the OpenSea marketplace. However, they stated that the sale was promptly shut down, and is now looking at other options:
“The dictator has a birthday today — help us ruin it for him! Get our work of art today. A special offer— a New Belarus passport for Lukashenko where he’s behind the bars.”
An OpenSea spokesperson told Gizmodo that the project broke company rules relating to “doxxing and revealing personal identifying information about another person without their consent.”
The Belarusian Cyber Partisans also revealed that they are looking to sell NFTs featuring the passport info of other government officials that are closely connected with Lukashenko.
“We also offer passports of his closest allies and traitors of the people of #Belarus and #Ukraine. All…