The incident occurred when government website Portal Brasil posted a message on Twitter about the National Guard presence in the Rio Grande do Norte state. However, the tweet also contained a link to a file on Google drive containing passwords to all of the social media accounts used by the presidential administration.
Needless to say, this blunder caught the attention of Brazil's netizens, who were especially amused by the administration’s Facebook password, ‘planaltodotemer2016’ (Palácio do Planalto is the official workplace of the President of Brazil) which was marked as ‘never to be changed’.
"The password was planaltodotemer2016”. Temer’s Planalto. Temer is such a usurper that he even claimed Planalto as his! Just took it. Grabbed it."
"A senha era planaltodotemer2016"— JenioQuadros (@JenioQuadros) 10 января 2017 г.
planalto DO temer
Para ver como o Temer é usurpador até o Planalto virou dele! Tomou posse. Pegou para ele
Netizens advised President Temer to instead use passwords like “Down with Temer!” and “Temer the Usurper.”
"Even the password sounds like a coup: ‘planaltodotemer2016’. It’s like when a child steals a ball and says ‘That’s my ball’. Stolen Planalto, scoundrel and a coup!"
Até a senha é golpista: "PlanaltodoTemer2016". Parece criança quando rouba uma bola: "Minha bola".— Gustavo Afonso (@gu_afonso) 10 января 2017 г.
Planalto roubado, golpista desgraçado!
The Twitter account password was also deemed amusing by the Internet users.
"The Planalto Twitter password was ‘4c3ss4rpl4n4alt0’. Truly there’s no way to defend it."
"A senha do twitter do planalto era 4c3ss4rpl4n4alt0"— JenioQuadros (@JenioQuadros) 10 января 2017 г.
Olha, sinceramente não tem como defender.
The presidential administration’s press service claimed that the passwords were leaked due to a mistake made by a contractor hired to work on social media. According to the press service, all passwords have already been changed and the government will make sure that such incidents do not occur in the future, while the contractor responsible for the leak was suspended.