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Anonymous has hacked other Russian companies and leaked their data

Exploit: Nation-State (Hacktivism)

SOCAR Energoresource: Oil Company

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Risk to Business: 2.776 = Moderate

SOCAR Energoresource, a company partially owned by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), has been hit in a cyberattack by the Anonymous Collective. The company operates the Antipinsky Refinery and several oilfields in Russia. The hacktivist group released a 130 GB archive via DDoSecrets that contains nearly 116,500 emails. Other Russian organizations also felt the sting of an attack by Anonymous in the last week or so including the Polar Branch of the Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, the Achinsk City Government and the Port and Railway Projects Service of JSC UMMC.

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 Hacktivism isn’t only a factor in nation-state cybercrime and could impact all kinds of businesses and institutions.