Anonymous 'leaks nearly a MILLION Russian state network emails' in major attack on Kremlin propaganda machine
ANONYMOUS claims to have leaked over 900,000 Russian state network emails in a major attack.
The email addresses are associated with Russia’s largest media corporation that's been accused of spreading propaganda.
The media company is known as the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK).
VGTRK has been accused of spreading false information about the Ukraine war.
The leaked emails have been shared with a journalist organization called the Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets).
All the emails have also been also made public.
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Anonymous ‘leaks nearly a MILLION Russian state emails’ in attack on Kremlin
Emma Best, Co-founder DDoSecrets, tweeted: "#DDoSecrets has received the VGTRK (All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company) data and will release it in the near future.
"Transparency is coming to Russia, one leak at a time."
Media assets and clips were also said to be taken in the hack.
VGTRK currently owns and operates five TV stations in Russia.
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It also own two international channels, over 80 regional TV and radio networks and five national radio stations.
One of the news corporations TV channels is said to reach almost 100% of the Russian population.
The ‘Rossiya 1’ TV program has a reach of about 98.5%, according to multiple reports.
Who are Anonymous?
Anonymous is a group of "hacktivists" that has sprung back to life and promised an all-out "cyberwar" on Vladimir Putin's media.
The cyber vigilantes have attacked other groups in the past including the KKK and the Minneapolis police department in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Anonymous started in 2003 as a collective of web jokers hitting sites for fun – but their activities have taken a more sinister turn.
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It is now known as an anti-establishment group whose targets have ranged from big business and government departments around the world to child sex abuse sites.
Anonymous swamps sites, tricks targets into revealing details with “phishing” emails and uses computers to crack passwords.
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