The 21st of April, Cyber News


According to the State Service of Special Communications, the number of cyberattacks has tripled during the war

During the war, the number of enemy cyberattacks has tripled compared to last year. State authorities, media resources, the energy sector, and the logistics sector are under attack in the majority of cases. In cyberspace, the russians pursue the same goals as their military – to cause as much damage to infrastructure as possible, not so much military as civilian. This has been announced today at a briefing by the head of the State Service of Special Communication Yuri Shchigol and called on all citizens to be vigilant and follow the rules of cyber hygiene.  Details — follow the link


New attacks by IT ARMY of Ukraine

On April 21, IT ARMY of Ukraine announced the success of yesterday attack on fixed data operators, urged not to stop there. Another, new and important goal was also announced – external resources for the operation of the “1C-Reporting” service. Their unavailability will make it impossible or difficult to submit reports in a timely manner. Details — follow the link


Anonymous has already published almost 6 TB secret data of russia

According to Anonymous, about 5.8 TB of russian data has been published through DDoSecrets since they declared cyber war against the Kremlin’s criminal regime. Anonymous promises not to rest on its laurels and to publish even more data belonging to russian organizations and the government.  Details — follow the link

Among the latest, not yet mentioned, achievements of Anonymous:

On April 18, Anonymous and Anonymous-linked hacker groups NB65 and Porteus “merged” 222 GB of emails and files from Gazregion, a construction company specializing in pipelines and facilities. Gazregion’s client is Gazprom, which has thousands of kilometers of pipelines under russian gas transportation program in various regions.  Details — follow the link

On April 19, Anonymous made public 1.2 GB of Synesis Surveillance System video and data collected in August 2020. The reason for this “shower” was the circumvention of the US sanctions system and its connection with the belarusian government. Details — follow the link

In addition, on April 19, Anonymous published 426,000 emails (160 GB) from Tendertech, a firm that specializes in processing financial and banking documents on behalf of businesses and entrepreneurs. Tendertech’s partner banks are Transcapitalbank, Uralsib Bank, Soyuz Bank, RGS Bank, ZENIT Bank and Otkrytie Bank.  Details — follow the link

On April 20, Anonymous leaked 575,000 emails (432 GB) from Sawatzky, a real estate management company whose clients include Du Pont, Lenovo, Whirlpool, Aveva, Wella, Johnson + Johnson, Cisco, Google, Swatch, Avito, Samsung, Microsoft, Western Union, Saint-gobain, Turkish Airlines and British American Tobacco. Anonymous also posted 250,000 emails (130 GB) from Worldwide Invest, an investment company linked to Estonia and Russia’s railways.  Details — follow the link

In addition, on April 20, Anonymous said that the hacker group GhostSec, associated with them, had gained access to the IT system of Metrospetstechnika, the supplier of “every subway in russia”, and could now disrupt the system and “leak” its data.  Details — follow the link

Conti has attacked the Costa Rican Ministry of Finance

On the night of April 18, cybercriminals attacked the servers of the Ministry of Finance and Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica. Some of the government digital platforms have been infected with Conti malware. Hackers received more terabytes of data, correspondence and internal documents. Immediately after the attack, Conti issued a statement promising to reveal the “secrets of the ministry”, as “the minister himself can not explain to taxpayers what is happening.” In exchange for silence, hackers demanded $ 10 million from the government. The Costa Rican government has made an official statement that it will not pay extortionists.  Details — follow the link

Iraqi hackers have attacked Israeli media

On Wednesday night, April 20, Iraqi hackers attacked a number of Israeli media outlets, including the official television network. As a result of the cyber attack, the three largest sites – Israel TV Channel 9, Channel 11 and Channel 3 – became temporarily inaccessible. The cyberattack was dedicated to the “time of Kasem Suleiman’s death”, it meants that until the first hour of the night, and was a response to the American elimination of the Iraqi commander of the Quds unit. The cybercrime group Fariq al-Tahereh took the responsibility for the attacks.  Details — follow the link