Russian intelligence services hit by largest data breach yet

Published: 28 July 2019 - 8:45 p.m.
By: CommsMEA staff writer
Russian military personnel at the Ryazan Airborne School in Ryazan, Russia. Photo credit: Vitaly V. Kuzmin

Russia's Federal Security Service - or FSB, the successor to the KGB - has reportedly suffered the biggest data breach in its history.

Around July 13, hackers under the name 0v1ru$ reportedly breached SyTech, which is a major FSB contractor for data services.

The stolen data was then passed to a larger hacking group called Digital Revolution.

The stolen data includes details of FSB projects, such as a plan to disconnect Russia from the global Internet and another to scrape data from people's social media accounts.


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