"Police started investigating the suspect hackers in April 2007, swooping a couple of months later to arrest 30 ring leaders. One is still in jail - the intermediary who brought the hackers and the loggers together - and in total, 202 people are facing prosecution. "Greenpeace is highlighting this activity in advance of a vote by the Brazilian congress allowing greater legal logging of timber:
"If this scandal weren't bad enough, it comes as the Brazilian national congress prepares to vote on a change to the country's forest code which could massively increase the amount of legal logging that will be allowed"
Hackers help destroy the Amazon rainforest