Anonymous Starts 'Huge' Data Dump That Will 'Blow Russia Away'
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Anonymous has begun a huge data dump that it says will 'blow Russia away'.
The international hacking group is currently in the midst of a full scale 'cyber war' with Vladimir Putin and his government over their invasion of Ukraine.
And now, it has started leaking emails from a Russian construction company, Rostproekt.
In a tweet, an account going by the handle @DepaixPorteur said they had set up a new website where all the latest information would be dropped.
The post read: "We are #Anonymous. We have created a new site to host our upcoming leaks + future Anonymous leaks.
"We also hacked Rostproekt emails as a treat to celebrate the new site & to hold you over while waiting for the upcoming dump(s)."
The leaked files are available to download from the group's new page.
We are #Anonymous— Anonymous 🍀 (@DepaixPorteur) March 27, 2022
We have created a new site to host our upcoming leaks + future Anonymous leaks. We also hacked Rostproekt emails as a treat to celebrate the new site & to hold you over while waiting for the upcoming dump(s) 😌https://t.co/VYpNpFNz9v#OpRussia #OpUkraine pic.twitter.com/YFAqoSJrSV
Speaking to International Business Times, Anonymous offered access to some of the emails, with the group telling the publication that 'one guy did say he might've found malware sent to FSB agents'.
Discussing the upcoming dump that it promises will 'blow Russia away', Anonymous said it will be freely available in 'the next 1-2 weeks'.
And if you're wondering why it's taking a bit of time to get it all out, Anonymous said that's because there's a serious amount to get through. 1.22 terabytes of data, to be exact
So I guess we'll just have to wait and see what comes of it.
In the immediate fallout of Putin's declaration of war against Ukraine last month, the cyberhacker collective took action.
In a video released on February 27, Anonymous issued a chilling warning to the Russian president.
"Mr Putin, the ongoing invasion of Ukraine has shown that your regime has no respect for human rights or the self determination of your neighbours,' one hacker said in a video, sporting the usual Guy Fawkes mask.
"In the past several days a full scale invasion has commenced, civilian neighbourhoods have been bombed and innocent people have been killed. Refugees are fleeing the violence and the population is being forced into conscription by Ukrainian officials. "This is an ugly situation all around but you are the instigator," they added.
And since then, the group has carried out a hole host stunts, from hacking into the central bank of Russia to even renaming Putin's £73 million yacht.
Anonymous gained access to the Automatic Identification System, which is used to track ship locations across the world, and changed the name of Putin’s yacht from 'Graceful' to 'FCKPTN'.
As well as that, the group set its destination to 'anonymous', 'anonleaks' and eventually 'hell'.