Ukraine: Russian hacking group publishes list of alleged spies

Ukraine: Russian hacking group publishes list of alleged spies

A group of Russian computer hackers (“hackers”) on Wednesday released a list of 1,000 alleged agents of Ukraine’s secret services, whom they accused of posing a threat to Russia.

“The RaHDit team warmly salutes the intelligence directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and publishes the first list of 1,000 people belonging to this structure”reports the group on the social network Telegram, reports the Spanish agency EFE.

The group also published the link to access the data and promised to make further disclosures, Russia’s Ria-Novosti news agency said.

The group said that “Ukrainian military intelligence is directly involved in promoting nationalist ideas”†

“You saboteurs are a threat to our country”the ‘hackers’ wrote.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 to demilitarize and denazify the neighboring country.

The RaHDit group said it obtained the data “thanks to the clumsy hands of administrators of Rybalskyi Ostriv”, the headquarters of Ukraine’s military intelligence.

He said he compared data stolen from military units with certain patterns of digital behavior to identify potential spies.

The “suspects” were then verified and confirmed as intelligence agents, in a process that also saw data crisscrossed with contributions to the pension system.

“We will soon be revealing details of those who work under the cover of embassies and those who conspire in spy networks in various countries around the world”the group added.

Russia has often been accused by the West of carrying out cyber-attacks and disinformation operations to try to influence policy in some countries, such as the United States or the United Kingdom.

In May, European Union (EU) diplomatic chief Josep Borrell accused Russia of carrying out cyber attacks on a satellite communications network an hour before the invasion of Ukraine to “facilitate military aggression”.

In addition to Ukraine, the attack also hit several EU countries and formed “yet another example of Russia’s continuing pattern of irresponsible behavior in cyberspace”said Borrell at the time.

Russia complained on Wednesday that it has been the target of an unprecedented campaign of cyber-attacks, with more than 200 attacks per day, since its invasion of Ukraine.

Author: DN/Lusa

Source: El heraldo