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Anonymous hacks Russian censorship agency Roscomnadzor

Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine and the beginning of the Russian attack on the neighboring country, the conflict has spread widely, including online. Anonymous sided with Ukraine early on and looks set to claim their next big win. And if the current reports are correct – and this is what it looks like at the moment – then the hacker collective has committed a real coup d’état. Because they successfully attacked the very powerful Russian authority in charge of telecommunications regulation and internet censorship: Roscomnadz.

An Anonymous hacker managed to get hold of some 820 gigabytes of data, including more than 360,000 files containing a lot of confidential information from the media authority’s fund. Given the amount of hacked data, it will likely take days and weeks to fully evaluate, according to the report TorrentFreak however, the first findings are already available. According to them, Roscomnadzor has powerful and highly effective content blocking and filtering tools. On the one hand, these can be used against copyright infringements, but on the other hand also against practically any internet site that dares to oppose Putin’s regime. Infographic Sanctions: Tech company withdrawal affects millions of Russians

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And it is used more than extensively today by blocking countless news and social media sites that violate state propaganda. According to the action group Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets), which is introducing and working out the release on Substack, those browsing the data should take extra care. Because the data dump also contains numerous emails with attachments that may contain malware. to the origin of data available here It said: “The source, affiliated with Anonymous, believed it was imperative for the Russian people to have access to information about their government.

They also objected to the Russian people being cut off from independent media and the outside world. And further: “We are releasing this data in anticipation of Russia being able to cut itself off from the global internet on March 11, and we hope that by then the Russians will have time to download this data.”