The German branch of the Russian oil company Rosneft has reported a data leak. The attack was reported last weekend on the 12th, but the Anonymous group made statements in days prior, taking credit for the attack. The group claimed to have stolen around 20 TB of private data, with effects of the attack also taking certain Rosneft services offline. Oil refineries and pipelines have continued their regular operation with no interruption. Other oil companies have been warned of the heightened risk of attacks moving forward, but for energy companies that have no ties to Russia, the likelihood of that company being hit is lessened. It is worth noting that Anonymous has claimed that they targeted numerous other Russian linked companies and institutions such as the Kremlin itself, the defense ministry, the Duma lower house of parliament and pro-Kremlin Russian media.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased