Anonymous hacks 2 Russian industrial companies and leaks 112 GB of data for Ukraine
Anonymous took the OpRussia operation a step further by targeting MashOil and RostProekt, which have proven to be giants in their respective industries.
Online hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for targeting two Russian companies that stole a treasure trove of their data and leaked it online for the public to download.
MashOil Data Breach
MashOil is a Moscow-based company known for designing, manufacturing and servicing equipment used in the drilling, mining and hydraulic fracturing industries. According to the company’s website, “MashOil LLC is the official representative of FID Group in the Russian Federation.”
The FID Group, on the other hand, is a group of Belarusian and Russian companies specializing in the manufacture of equipment for the oil and gas industry in both countries. However, Anonymous claimed responsibility for targeting the company and stealing 110GB of its data.
The data includes over 140,000 emails which can be downloaded via torrent and are available on the official website of Distributed Denial of Secrets (aka DDoSecrets), a non-profit whistleblower organization.
On Twitter, @YourAnonNews, one of the biggest social media exponents of the Anonymous movement also confirmed the hack.
RostProekt is a Russian construction company based in the city of Ivanovo. Anonymous claimed to target the company over the weekend and leaked 2.4GB of files containing email data. The files can be downloaded via torrent from the official website of DDoSecrets.
As seen by Hackread.com, according to the information published on the website, RostProekt operates in the construction, foundation, structure, investment and outside contractor industry.
Message from an anonymous
The RostProekt data breach was originally reported by @DepaixPorteur, an anonymous affiliate that also played a vital role in hacking into unsecured printers in Russia and sending anti-war and anti-censorship materials across the country. Addressing the Rostproekt breach, @DepaixPorteur said that,
We are anonymous. We have created a new site to host our next leaks + future anonymous leaks. We have also hacked Rostproekt emails as a treat to celebrate the new site and to hold you over until the next dump(s).
It should be noted that Anonymous has launched two new websites where the group has posted download links and details of previous and future data dumps under Operation OpRussia to mark a protest against the invasion. Russian from Ukraine.
Anonymous promises 1.22 TB of Russian leak
In an exclusive chat with Hackread.com, @DepaixPorteur revealed that their group is currently working on a large-scale data leak belonging to sensitive Russian institutions. Anonymous said they plan to release 1.22TB of data in the next two weeks to mark a protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Anonymous cyberwar against Russia
It’s no secret that Anonymous stands with Ukraine in the ongoing conflict between the two countries. The group has so far targeted both the government and the private sector to spread its message.
On March 26, 2022, Anonymous not only confirmed breaching the Central Bank of Russia, but also leaked 28 GB of banking data via DDoSecrets. The list and timeline of some of the cyberattacks reported by Hackread.com on the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine are as follows:
- February 28: Anonymous hacks EV charging station + TV channels
- March 4: Anonymous hacks Russian space research institute website
- March 7: Anonymous hacks Russian TV and streaming sites with war footage
- March 10 : Anonymous hacks 90% of misconfigured Russian cloud databases
- March 11 : Roskomnadzor Anonymous Hacks
- Game 12: Anonymous sent 7 million text messages and hacked 400 Russian security cameras
- March 15: Anonymous DDoSd Russian Fed Security Service and other sites
- March 19: Anonymous hacked and leaked 79GB of Russian pipeline giant’s data
- March 23: Anonymous hack printers in Russia to send anti-war messages