Anonymous Hacks Russian Media Censoring Agency Roskomnadzor

The announcement of the hack came from Emma Best of DDoSecrets who confirmed that an affiliate of Anonymous collective shared 820 GB worth of Roskomnadzor with their organization.

The international hacktivists collective Anonymous has struck again and this time the group is claiming to have hacked Roskomnadzor (aka Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media), a major Russian federal agency. The group also claims to have stolen over 360,000 files.

For your information, Roskomnadzor is a federal executive agency responsible for controlling, assessing, and censoring Russian media.

Details of the Hack

As seen by, the total size of the leaked database is around 820 GB, and a majority of the files in the database belong to Roskomnadzor’s data concerning the Republic of Bashkortostan, one of Russia’s largest provinces.

The entire dataset is now available on the official website of Distributed Denial of Secrets (aka DDoSecrets), a non-profit whistleblower organization. It is however worth noting that originally an Anonymous affiliate shared Roskomnadzor’s data with DDoSecrets and the organization itself it not behind the hack.

Furthermore, the initial announcement of the data leak came from journalist and co-founder of DDoSecrets Emma Best on March 10th,

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