The leak of the Central Bank turned out to be a compilation of data from open sources


Anonymous hacktivists 48 hours after the “hacking”, as promised, posted files allegedly from the database of the Central Bank of Russia to the public. A message with links to download files was published in Twitter Anonymous .

Earlier, Anonymous said that they hacked the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and “leaked” 20 GB of documents. Two archives of 19.47 GB and 1.45 GB were published yesterday. The archives mainly contain PDF files with audit reports dating from 2010-2016 and open data on licenses and beneficiaries. Such information is published openly either on the websites of banks or in the Central Bank itself. Such information does not pose any threat to the financial system of the Russian Federation, as hackers stated earlier.

The second archive contains XLS files that are in open form on the central bank’s website and are available for download to any unauthorized user.

Earlier, the Bank of Russia had previously denied information about a possible hacker hacking of any of its systems.

At the beginning of the military operation, hacktivists from Anonymous declared a cyber war against Russia and took responsibility for several dozen major hacks on the territory of the Russian Federation.

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