International hacking collective Anonymous claims it has hacked Russia’s Central Bank and will ‘release 35,000 files with secret agreements in 48 hours.
The bank is responsible for protecting and ensuring the safety of the ruble, the Russian currency which has plummeted in value since the invasion of Ukraine began last month.
In a post on Twitter late last night by one of the group’s accounts, Anonymous revealed its latest hack, though details were limited.
Alongside an image of a smiling mask – now synonymous with the group – it wrote: ‘JUST IN: The #Anonymous collective has hacked the Central Bank of Russia. More than 35.000 files will be released within 48 hours with secret agreements. #OpRussia’.
The collective is responsible for several attacks of Russian state-controlled media and government websites in which it forcibly swapped Kremlin-directed programming for videos of the bloodshed on the ground in Ukraine and anti-war statements.
Anonymous has also conducted cyber raids on the likes of Russia’s media regulator Roskomnadzor and Russian intelligence and security service FSB, leaking thousands of classified documents to expose the details of Putin’s plans to conquer Ukraine and undermine the Kremlin’s domestic propaganda drive.
Sources: Twitter, Daily Mail, Edited By Africhome News Team