Hackers target Moscow internet provider serving Russian government agencies
In Russia, unknown cyber volunteers have hacked one of the most popular Internet providers in Moscow, whose services were used by a number of Russian government agencies
The press center of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine (DIU) reported the information.
"As a result of the successful operation by unknown cyber volunteers in Russia, a large-scale failure occurred in the work of a large Internet provider, Acado-Telecom," the statement said.
The company provides services to a number of Russian government agencies, including the administration of President Vladimir Putin, the FSB, the FSO, local governments in Moscow and other regions, Sberbank, and other facilities.
According to the DIU, on January 21 and 22, Russian users started to report widespread issues with the lack of internet connectivity and an inability to contact Acado's support service.
The reported issues have resulted in significant disruptions or impossibility of operations for government agencies in Moscow, where the provider's headquarters are located, as well as in various regions of Russia.
The Ukrainian intelligence service added that the exact extent of the damage to Russia is being clarified.
Specialists of the Ukrainian organization Blackjack carried out a cyberattack on a Russian state-owned enterprise and obtained 1.2 terabytes of valuable data.