Russia’s Ministry of Culture is the newest victim of the Anonymous gang

Russia Ministry of Culture Victim Anonymous Gang Hackers

The Russian Ministry of Culture is the latest victim of the Anonymous hacktivists group, following their consecutive attack campaign dubbed OpRussia, which aids Ukraine in their war against the opposing country.

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February of this year, the Anonymous hacktivist group opted to side with the latter country. The notorious threat group then announced a cyberwar against Russia by executing several cyberattacks they could perform to disrupt and retaliate.

The latest organisation that suffered a data leak caused by the threat group was Russia’s Ministry of Culture, where they lost over 446GB of stolen data to the hackers that are now publicly available on the website of a non-profit whistleblower group DDoSecrets.

 

The data involved in the leak includes more than 30,000 emails from the Russian Ministry of Culture.

 

Anonymous has not been worn out in launching attacks to back Ukraine in their war against Russia. The threat group has collectively leaked over 700GB of stolen data from numerous Russian companies and government entities as of the recent tally. Some of the entities that suffered from the Anonymous group’s retaliations are Aerogas, Petrofort, Capital Legal Services, Blagoveshchensk City Administration, VGTRK, Mosekspertiza, and more.

Among the victimised entities was Blagoveshchensk, Russia’s administrative centre, which suffered from a data leak with around 150GB of their data lost because of the threat group.

Over 600,000 emails from the stated 700GB of stolen data are claimed by Anonymous to having access. Furthermore, they have also claimed to have published over 2 million of these Russian entities’ emails online.

Until today, the Anonymous hacktivist gang have not stopped launching their cyberattacks on Russia, vowing to their commitment to aiding Ukraine. They have already targeted several Russian government groups and private companies in proving their pledge of allegiance.

Some of the threat group’s most notable attacks include hacking a Russian space research institute’s website, security cameras, a pipeline giant, industrial firms, streaming sites to play war footages, and cloud databases.

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