Anonymous hacked Russia’s Ministry of Culture and leaked 446 GB

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2022

The Anonymous collective has hacked Russia’s Ministry of Culture and leaked 446 GB of data through the DDoSecrets platform.

Data leak service DDoSecrets has published over 700 GB of data allegedly stolen from the Russian government, including over 500,000 emails.

The dump includes three datasets, the largest one is related to the Ministry of Culture at 446 GB (containing 230,000 emails), which is responsible for state policy regarding art, cinematography, archives, copyright, cultural heritage, and censorship.

The 230,000 emails from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation / Министерство культуры Российской Федерации, were leaked through the DDoSecrets platform.

Other data laked through the DDoSecrets platform includes:

Blagoveshchensk City Administration / Благове́щенск (150 GB)
230,000 emails from the Blagoveshchensk City Administration / Благове́щенск from 2019 through 2022.
Tver Governor’s office (116 GB)
130,000 emails from the Governor of the Tver region and his staff.

Anonymous continues to threaten those companies and financial organizations that are still operating in Russia and are doing business with Moscow. Below is the message sent to the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo that announced to have stopped all new financing to Russian and Belarusian counterparts since the war in Ukraine began and has stopped investments in Russian and Belarusian financial instruments. However Anonymous states that Yale University reports that the Italian bank is continuing business-as-usual in Russia and asked for an explanation about this.

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Pierluigi Paganini

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