Anonymous releases personal details of 120,000 Russian soldiers deployed in Ukraine

Anonymous, the notorious hacking collective, has claimed responsibility for a massive leak containing personal details of 120,000 Russian soldiers who allegedly fought in Ukraine.

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Anonymous, which announced shortly after the invasion Ukraine was going to “digital” war against Russia, struck again. Only a few days after successfully hacking the servers of the Russian secret services or even Russian TV channels to broadcast images of the war in Ukraine, Anonymous has now attacked military personnel deployed in the country.

On social networks, the collective announced that his last cyberattack led to a leak of personal data of Russian soldiers. Thanks to these data, Anonymous hopes “submit to a war crimes tribunal “. This announcement follows Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s statement calling it ” genocide the Russian attack on the country and its civilians.

What is the nature of the personal information that has been revealed?

According to the document posted online by Anonymous, information such as the dates of birth, names, home addresses and passport numbers of 120,000 Russian servicemen are now available on the web. It therefore remains to be seen whether the leak of this personal data could discourage the Russian soldiers from continuing this invasion.

This week, the Russian military has come under increased scrutiny due to of alleged human rights violations in the Ukrainian town of Bucha. According to reports from journalists on the spot, civilians in the city were shot and killed with their hands tied behind their backs, and lifeless bodies were seen in yards, cars and some streets.

Russians aren’t the only targets of Anonymous, as hackers have recently gone after French companies that refuse to leave Russia. Some groups, such as the Mulliez group, which owns Auchan, Leroy Merlin and Decathlon, have maintained their activities in Russia. Yves Claude, CEO of Auchan Retail International, assured that ” leaving would be conceivable economically, but not from a human point of view “. The group would risk expropriation and the leaders would be subject to criminal prosecution for fraudulent bankruptcy. In addition, several tens of thousands of employees would find themselves unemployed.

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