The hacker group Anonymous has once again claimed it has hacked into Russian government websites in yet another attack on Vladimir Putin in response to his invasion of Ukraine.
This time, the hacker group says that they got into the website of the company that is believed to be running the Ukrainian nuclear power plant that was seized by Russia during the invasion.
#Anonymous hacks into Russian firm nuclear plant.
*Anonymous defaces Rosatom website, starts to leak gigabytes of data* 🤓 (link to data in article: we can't post the link because Twitter is mean to us sometimes).https://t.co/2uxp0yafen
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) March 15, 2022
Ukrainian officials informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Russia planned to take full control of the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant under the management of Rosatom, the state nuclear energy firm.
The Zaporizhzhya plant, which is Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, was seized by Russian forces on March 4th. At the time, a fire broke out and was eventually extinguished, which led to international concern regarding a possible nuclear accident.
Anonymous also claimed it had taken down Russia’s national security agency, writing on Twitter: “Russian sites under attack [Tango Down],” using military slang meaning an enemy has been defeated in combat.
Among the sites that the hacker group claims to have taken down are Moscow.ru, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation.
FSB is the principal security agency within Russia, and the main successor agency to the Soviet Union’s KGB.
This news comes soon after Anonymous launched a cyber offensive against Russian President Vladimir Putin, which included sending a warning telling him that his ‘secrets may no longer be safe’.
“The group of hacktivists took to Twitter to announce the websites they had successfully brought down, including FSB, the Russian intelligence service. They also leaked private correspondence between Vladimir Putin and Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu, outlining plans to cut down Ukrainian forests and sell onwards.”
Credit: The Daily Mail
More hacking from Anonymous was reported by The Daily Mail:
Last week, Anonymous claimed to have hacked into Russia’s media censorship agency and released 340,000 files from Roskomnadzor federal agency, stealing classified documents which they then passed on to transparency organization Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets), who published them online.
The trove of 820 gigabytes of emails and attachments, some of which are dated as late as March 5, shows how the Kremlin is censoring anything referring to their brutal invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow is instead calling a ‘special military operation’.
The Anonymous hacker said they ‘urgently felt the Russian people should have access to information about their government’, DDoSecrets said.
The files relate to the Russian republic of Bashkortostan, one of the largest in the federation with a population of four million.
Source: Patriot Nation Press