Exploit: Nation-State Hacking
Roskomnadzor (aka Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media): Government Agency
Risk to Business: 1.661 = Severe
Hacktivist collective Anonymous is still hard at work disrupting Russia’s technology infrastructure in response to that country’s continued aggression in Ukraine. This week, Anonymous chose to hit Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media). That agency is the watchdog that censors media outlets within Russia. The group leaked around 820 GB of data, available on the website Distributed Denial of Secrets (aka DDoSecrets). Roskomnadzor was recently tasked by the Putin regime to block Facebook, Twitter, and other online platforms within Russia. Anonymous had been loud, open, and very busy in its support of Ukraine, claiming attacks on more than 300 Russian strategic targets within the first 72 hours of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Nation-state cybercriminals are highly likely to strategically attack Government, Utilities and Infrastructure targets during times of trouble but every business is at risk.