Russian intelligence services hit by largest data breach yet

Putin probably not happy.
Russia, FSB, Data, BREACH, CYBERSECURITY, Tech, Security


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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