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Anonymous Allegedly Hacks Sberbank, Russia’s Largest Bank

Anonymous Allegedly Hacks Sberbank, Russia’s Largest Bank – Anonymous, a hacktivist collective, is accused of breaking into the systems of Sberbank, one of Russia’s largest financial institutions. On social media, the attackers declared that they had exposed tens of thousands of emails, addresses, and phone numbers.

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Sberbank was allegedly hacked by Anonymous, a decentralized hacking community. A Twitter account linked to the group, @YourAnonOne, revealed the attack earlier this week, stating that in the Russian Federation and Eastern Europe the bank is the largest.

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Sberbank, based in Moscow, is a majority state-owned banking and financial services firm with operations in numerous European countries, mostly in the post-Soviet space. Sanctions imposed by the Western in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have hampered its activities. At the end of February, Sberbank Europe announced its pullout from the European market.

According to a tweet from another Anonymous account, the hackers obtained and leaked 5,030 emails, addresses, and phone numbers from the hacked database. Sberbank is yet to respond to these allegations, despite controlling about a third of all bank assets in Russia.

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According to crypto news outlet Forklog, the post redirects to an archive with five Excel files. They include information on the bank’s free safe deposit boxes as of June 14, 2016, and also a registry of property and partner appraisers, a list of the various types of traded futures contracts, and a blank certificate of property status as well as current liabilities template.

Anonymous announced a cyberwar on Russia shortly after Russian armed forces crossed the Ukrainian border in late February, pledging to disrupt the country’s internet. It has since attacked Russian television stations, leaked millions of emails, and targeted the websites of the Kremlin, the State Duma, as well as the Ministry of Defense.

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Anonymous Allegedly Hacks Sberbank, Russia’s Largest Bank – The hacktivist collective announced in March that it had leaked 28GB of Central Bank of Russia documents, including some of the monetary authority’s secret agreements. Network Battalion 65 (NB65), an Anonymous-affiliated hacking group, revealed in early May that it had targeted the popular Russian payment processor Qiwi.

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