Anonymous announced to have hacked more than 2,500 websites linked to the Russian and Belarusian governments, state-owned media outlets spreading disinformation, Russian private organizations, banks, hospitals, airports. The attacks were conducted as part of the #OpRussia launched by the collective after the violent and illegitimate invasion of Ukraine.
The popular collective, along with white hat hackers and researchers who responded to the call to arms against Russia, also targeted prominent cybercrime gangs that announced their support for Moscow. Pro-Ukraine hackers leaked thousands of internal chats from the Conti ransomware group along with the source code for their malware.
A few hours ago, the Anonymous-linked group ATW announced to have breached and leaked the database of the Russian energy corporation giant Gazprom.
Anonymous also leaked database of the Russian Government website [http://gov.ru], which includes subdomains and back-end IPs for for every server, and the website of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.
The list of targeted entities is long, it includes the official website of the Government of the Republic of Crimea (http://rk.gov.ru), the Russian Space Agency “Roscosmos” website.
One of the most clamorous leaks announced this leak is related to documents allegedly stolen from Russian troops that demonstrate the planning of Moscow for this war. The war plan was was approved on 18th January, and the initial plan was to occupy Ukraine within March 6.
“Anonymous publicly spread on its social network channels the alleged invasion plans by Moscow in Ukraine. According to the hackers, the attack was reportedly approved on January 18th, 2022 and included a blitzkrieg from February 20th to March 6th.” reported Avionews. “The activists have also made available to everyone geographical maps and strategic files written in Cyrillic language and belonging to the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy. At the moment it has not been possible to verify the authenticity of the published documents, therefore the reliability of the source remains difficult to verify.”
Anonymous also attempted to support military operations on the field by hacking into IP cameras that were used to monitor the movements of Ukrainians.
“#Russian IP cameras were put in place to monitor #Ukrainian movements. We made sure to lock the Russians out of their own little spying devices by changing their default passwords and knocking their stuff offline” was the message published by the collective on Twitter.
Anonymous will continue to support Ukraine against the invaders …. stay tuned!
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