Anonymous has taken Operation OpRussia a step further by targeting Aerogas, Forest, and Petrovsky Fort, which happened to be giants in their respective industries.
The online hacktivist collective Anonymous has hit three more targets in its ongoing operation #OpRussia against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. One of the Anonymous representatives on Twitter (@YourAnonTV) also tweeted about the hack and revealed that “Anonymous leaked over 400,000 new emails from Russia including well over 100,000 emails from the oil, gas, and logging industries.”
Companies Affected by the Leak
Hackers leaked around 437,500 emails belonging to Aerogas, Forest, and Petrovsky Fort. The data leak comprises 244 GB worth of information including 300,000 emails from Petrovsky Fort, which owns the largest office complexes in Saint-Petersburg, Russia’s 2nd largest city.
The second firm affected by this leak is Aerogas. Hackers leaked 145 GB worth of information including 100,000 emails of the engineering firm that caters to Russia’s oil and gas sector. Aerogas clients include Rosneft, Russia’s largest producer of oil, and Novatek, the country’s leading natural gas producer.
It is worth noting that both Aerogas and Petrovsky are state-owned entities. The third company affected by this leak is Forest, a Russia-based logging firm. Hackers leaked around 37.7 GB worth of information including 375,000 emails of this company.
Data Available on DDoSecrets
According to Emma Best, journalist, and co-founder of a non-profit whistleblower organization DDoSecretsDistributed Denial of Secrets, aka DDoSecrets, the enormous data dump is now available on their official website. taken by Anonymous from at least three Russian companies. Anonymous claimed responsibility for the leak in a tweet that read:
DDoSecrets has published more than two million emails since the Russian invasion of Ukraine that began at the end of February 2022.
Anonymous Vows More Attacks on Russia
It is no secret that Anonymous is standing strong with Ukraine over the ongoing conflict between the two countries. The collectives have so far targeted both the government and the private sector to spread their message.
The list and timeline of some of the cyberattacks reported by Hackread.com on the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine are as follow:
Feb 28th: Anonymous hacks EV charging station + TV channels March 4th: Anonymous hacks Russian space research institute website March 7th: Anonymous hacks Russian TV & streaming sites with war footage March 10th: Anonymous hacks 90% of misconfigured Russian cloud databases March 11th: Anonymous Hacks Russian Media Censoring Agency Roskomnadzor Match 12th: Anonymous sent 7M texts and hacked 400 Russian security cameras March 15th: Anonymous DDoSd Russian Fed Security Service and other websites March 19th: Anonymous hacked and leaked 79 GB of Russian pipeline giant data March 23rd: Anonymous hacks printers in Russia to send anti-war messages March 29th: Anonymous Hacks 2 Russian Industrial Firms, Leaks 112GB of Data April 6th: Anonymous Breach State-Run Russian Broadcaster; Leak GBs of data