Hacker group Anonymous has targeted the Russian Ministry of Culture and leaked 446GB worth of data online. The cyberattack was carried out as part of the ongoing #OpRussia collective Twitter operation against the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
As we all know, Anonymous is a group of hackers who have declared a cyber war against Russia after it attacked Ukraine in late February 2022. The latest victim of the data leak is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Russian culture. This group leaked 446 GB of data stolen from the Ministry.
One of Anonymous’s representatives on Twitter (@YourAnonTV) also confirmed the attack in their tweet.
According to Emma Best, journalist and co-founder of the non-profit whistleblower organization DDoSecretsDistributed Denial of Secrets, aka DDoSecrets, the massive trove of data is now available on the official website https://ddosecrets.com/ wiki/Distributed_Denial_of_Secrets.
The organization analyzed data including 30,000 emails from the Russian Ministry of Culture (Министерство культуры Российской Федерации). The ministry manages state policy on cinema, art, copyright, archiving, censorship and cultural heritage.
Since the start of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, Anonymous and its small groups have released more than 700 GB of data allegedly stolen from Russian government organizations. This is a list of #OpRussia attack targets that have been supported by Anonymous.
- Marathon Group
- Capital Legal Services
- Tver Governor’s office
- Blagoveshchensk City Administration
- Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
- Dept. for Church Charity and Social Service of the Russian Orthodox Church
Anonymous continues to threaten companies and financial institutions that are still operating in Russia and doing business with Moscow. The group sent a message to the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo announcing that it had stopped all new financing to its Russian and Belarusian partners since the start of the war in Ukraine and had stopped investing in financial instruments. main Russia and Belarus. However, Anonymous said that Yale University reported that the Italian bank was continuing to do business as usual in Russia and asked for an explanation of this.