The popular Anonymous hacktivist collective recently declared war on all companies that decided to continue to operate in Russia by paying taxes to the Russian government.
Nestlè is one of the companies that is still operating in Russia after the invasion and Anonymous first threatened the company then hacked it.
Today the group of hacktivists announced to have hacked Nestlè and leaked 10 GB of sensitive data, including company emails, passwords, and data related to business customers.
At the time of this writing, the group only leaked a sample of data containing more than 50K Nestlé business customers.
Nestlé declared that it has decided to continue to operate in Russia because it will not profit from its operations there.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal spoke with Nestle CEO Mark Schneider “about the side effect of remaining in Russian market.”
“Unfortunately, he is deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly” Shmyhal stated. “Paying taxes to the budget of a terrorist country means killing defenseless children & mothers. I hope Nestle changes its mind soon.”
Anonymous announced other clamorous attacks, it threatened 40 international companies that are still operating in Russia despite the invasion of Ukraine. The hacker collective warned that they were giving companies 48 hours to stop cooperating with Russia. The list of potential targets is long and includes Hayatt, BBDO, Raiffeisen Bank, IPG, Cloudflare, Citrix Systems.
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