Russia’s intelligence agency Federal Security Service has been hit by a hacking attack stealing 7.5 terabytes of data, the largest data breach in its history.
The internet can never be a safe place, ask the Russian secret intelligence who just faced humiliation by the hands of the hacking group “0v1ru$” with a 7.5 terabytes data breach.
- A group of hackers which goes by the name 0v1ru$ has successfully targeted SyTech, a major contractor of Russia’s secret agency FSB.
- The hackers managed to steal 7.5 terabytes of data exposing secret FSB projects and then passed them to media outlets for publishing and left a smiling Yoba Face on their homepage.
- According to the data made public, FSB was planning to de-anonymize Tor browsing, scrape social media, and help the state split its internet off from the rest of the world.
- FSB is the primary successor to the infamous KGB, reporting directly to Russia’s president.
- The projects were actually not much surprising, as they were mostly known or expected from the Russian government.
- The de-anonymization of Tor was actually started in 2012 to intercept the off-grid communications.
- The Russian government have been preparing for the splitting of the Russian internet for a future alternative in case the authorities find it more beneficial.
- There isn’t much information about 0v1ru$ group, neither they have come forward with any comment.