Hackers have stolen paperwork from a contractor for Russian intelligence service FSB, in accordance with information experiences. The trove of paperwork revealed details about secret tasks the corporate was engaged on for the company, together with one to de-anonymize Tor visitors.
The contractor, SyTech, was breached July 13 by a gaggle of hackers referred to as 0v1ru$, in accordance with CNET sister web site ZDNet. They stole 7.5 terabytes of knowledge and likewise defaced the corporate’s web site, ZDNet reported Saturday.
SyTech could not be reached for remark.
The hackers, which posted screenshots of SyTech’s servers on Twitter, additionally shared the info with one other hacking group, Digital Revolution. That group then shared extra of the stolen data on Twitter on Thursday and with the media in Russia, ZDNet reported. Digital Revolution allegedly breached FSB contractor Quantum final yr.
Among the many inner tasks that the Russian media reported on had been one to de-anonymize Tor browser customers and one to gather information on Fb and LinkedIn customers, in accordance with Forbes. BBC Russia mentioned it is probably “the biggest information leak within the historical past of Russian intelligence providers,” Forbes reported.