Anonymous announced to have hacked the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, also known as Roskomnadzor. The agency is responsible for monitoring, controlling and censoring Russian mass media and according to Anonymous, it is controlling the disinformation campaign about the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
The hacktivists have stolen sensitive data from the organization and released 820 GB of data detailing the ongoing activity of the agency.
The leaked document are arranged in two major categories, one containing more than 360,000 files that date up to March 5 (536.9 GB) and another containing two databases containing HR procedures (290.6 GB).
Anonymous linked group Ghostsec also announced to have hacked the Department of Information Projects (http://omk.ru).
Russia fears that images of the atrocity of their absurd invasion could destabilize the internal political context for this reason it is applying strict censorship blocking Twitter and Facebook, look at this eloquent tweet:
Clearly, at this time, it is very difficult to check the source of the leak and confirm their authenticity because documents are in Russians and much similar news is circulating online
On the other side, pro-Russia hacktivists claim to have taken down an alleged Anonymous website, but it is known that the collective doesn’t have a website.
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Anonymous)