Anonymous hacked Roskomnadzor agency revealing Russian disinformation

The Anonymous collective continues to launch attacks against Russian entities, this is a summary of recent offensives.

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).

JUST IN: #Anonymous has successfully breached and leaked the database of Roskomnadzor, the Russian federal executive agency responsible for monitoring, controlling and censoring #Russian mass media, releasing to the public over 360K files. #OpRussia https://t.co/m5wvoDGNPh

— Anonymous TV (@YourAnonTV) March 10, 2022

Roskomnadzor leak released.

ddosecrets[.]com/wiki/Roskomnadzor

— Anonymous TV (@YourAnonTV) March 10, 2022

Anonymous linked group Ghostsec also announced to have hacked the Department of Information Projects (http://omk.ru).

#Ghostsec / #Anonymous message: https://t.co/QOg0ZO8d30 domain and Department of Information Projects in #Russia have been hacked. We left them a few surprises in their system pic.twitter.com/uO29rxqSaT

— Anonymous Younes (@YounesAnonymous) March 5, 2022

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:

Turn on disappearing messages. This is why that feature exists. Keep your device clean so you’re prepared for a surprise inspection.

If your messaging app does not support disappearing messages then delete the conversation when you’re done. https://t.co/X53uV18voy

— thaddeus e. grugq (@thegrugq) March 6, 2022

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.

Look, it’s cute pro-Russian hackers claimed to have taken down our website, the thing is, Anonymous has no official website. It’s just more propaganda on their part.

— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) March 9, 2022

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Anonymous)

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