Anonymous hacks the Russian space agency and reveals sensitive files

The cyber war against Russia continues. A group of hackers affiliated with the Anonymous collective hacked into a website belonging to the Russian space research institute. The hackers took the opportunity to share sensitive documents in a Zip file on Twitter, including handwritten notes, spreadsheets and descriptions of lunar missions.

Credits: Roscomos

As you know, the war in Ukraine is also taking place on Cyberspace. From the very first moments of the conflict, Ukraine’s infrastructure was hit by a massive cyberattack, the goal of which was to delete all data from the country’s PCs. Shortly after, the Anonymous collective announced its official entry into cyber warfare against the Russian Federation.

Since this statement, hackers have multiplied attacks against Russian institutions and the sites of various media and major news agencies. Of course, operations to destabilize Russian installations continue. We just learned thata group of hackers affiliated with the Anonymous collective has just hacked a website belonging to the Russian space research institute (IKI).

The hackers have apparently breached a subdomain of the IKI website, although other subdomains remain online. The compromised part of the site concerns the World Space Observatory Ultraviolet (WSO-UV) project, a project similar to the Hubble Space Telescope and scheduled to launch in 2025.

Read also: Ukraine – Europe prepares for a cyberattack from Russia with defense exercises

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Credits: Twitter

Anonymous continues its operations to disrupt Russian sites

This Thursday morning, a popular Twitter account linked to Anonymous shared the details of the operation and credited the attack to a group dubbed vOg3lSec. As of this writing, the site was still down. Thanks to our colleagues from The Verge site, we can see a screenshot of the site’s home page, which has been modified for the occasion by hackers. It could read:

Hey P… from Russians… Sorry… Cosmonauts?? I don’t know what to say, find a cool website instead of threatening people with the ISS, got it?“. The last part of the message refers to a statement by Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency. In effect, the official made it clear that he was inclined to end the partnerships between Roscosmos and NASAthereby jeopardizing the future of the International Space Station.

Separately, the YourAnonNews Twitter account shared a cloud-hosted zip file that allegedly contains Russian files from the Russian space agency attack. According to Vice, these documents would include handwritten notes, PDFs and spreadsheets as well as descriptions of lunar missions.

Source: The Verge

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