As with any journalism I'm sure there's more to the story than is presented here.
Even so, this is pretty damning:
@craigmaloney The article was clear that this has been going on for years but I wonder if the activity has picked up lately and that's why it is getting more attention. I envision politically motivated people of all sorts trying to be the first to get to that information for a variety of reasons/purposes and something throwing up a red flag and drawing more scrutiny. Whatever the motivation, this seems troublesome.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.