August 15, 2022

Anonymous argues that the agency’s activities are a matter of public interest ‘to the people of Russia’

Anonymous has hacked into the database of Roskomnadzor, the agency responsible for censoring the country’s media.

The attack has allowed the group to seize more than 360,000 files, which they have now released to the public.

The main focus of the hacking has been documents concerning the republic of Bashkortostan, one of the largest provinces in the Russian federation.

Anonymous claim to have accessed 526.9 GB worth of files, with some as recent as March 5, 2022.

Anonymous argues that Roskomnadzor’s activities are a matter of public interest “to the people of Russia and to the world.

“Their recent actions have only emphasised this,” they said in a statement.

“Roskomnadzor also threatened to block access to Russian Wikipedia over their article about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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