Tag: Russia

Hacker Claims Theft of Thousands of Passport Numbers from Russian Consulate

A hacker claims to have stolen thousands of passport numbers and other pieces of personal information from the website of a Russian consular department.The hacker, who calls himself Kapustkiy, plans to publish around a thousand records out of the 30,000 or so he allegedly obtained. The apparent target was ambru.nl, the website for the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Netherlands.

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FSB accuses foreign hackers of plotting to undermine the Russian banks

The Kremlin is accusing unnamed foreign hackers of plotting to undermine the Russian banks in the country.The Russian Government believes that foreign powers plan to conduct a PSYOps to destabilize the banks. Hackers could combine the diffusion of fake documents about the status of Russian banks with massive cyber attacks.

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DDoS attack on the Russian banks: what the traffic data showed

From November 8 to 12, websites of some of the largest Russian banks fell victim to heavy DDoS attacks. Initially, it was no indication of anything unusual – all well-known banks get attacked from time to time – but further developments have evolved in the manner that allowed us to suggest a high level of organization in regards to the series of attacks.

Full article via Kaspersky Lab