August 18, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Nameless breaches Rustam Kurmaev and Companions
  • The five-year-old agency has 455 purchasers together with international companies and banks
  • Nameless dumps 1TB of confidential knowledge from the agency’s purchasers

Nameless has executed it once more! The decentralized worldwide hacktivist collective this time embarrassed a high Russian legislation agency, which counts a number of large companies and international banks amongst its purchasers, with a large knowledge dump of confidential paperwork. 

The tons of confidential paperwork — 1TB of information — from Rustam Kurmaev and Companions (RKP), a lot of which might have been hidden from public eyes endlessly underneath attorney-client privileges, may even turn out to be a supply of fear and authorized troubles for a few of these companies within the days to return.

The operation was carried out by two cyber operatives working underneath the banner of Nameless, who go by the handles DepaixPorteur and B00daMooda on Twitter. The large dump is now out there on DDoSecrets as was confirmed by Emma Greatest, a journalist and co-founder of Distributed Denial of Secrets and techniques (DDoSecrets), a non-profit whistleblower group.

The Man Fawkes masks from Alan Moore’s 1988 graphic novel ‘V for Vendetta’ is a logo adopted by Nameless Photograph: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Photos

RKP, which claims to be a “Russian litigation powerhouse,” has been within the nation since 2017, has a various portfolio of purchasers, and makes a speciality of “industrial litigation, chapter and restructuring, company battle, white-collar crime, and disputes with regulators and state authorities.”

DepaixPorteur instructed Worldwide Enterprise Instances in an unique interview that the legislation agency companies purchasers in Russia in addition to in different components of the world, together with the U.S.  RKP’s purchasers, DepaixPorteur mentioned, embody “Ikea, Volkswagen Group Russia, Toyota Russia,  Panasonic, Mechel PJSC, ChTPZ PJSC, Abbott Laboratories, Baker Hughes, ING Financial institution, Yamaha Motor, Jones Lang LaSalle, Caterpillar, JLL, Gilette, Citibank, Mars, and Russian market leaders VimpelCom, 2×2 TV channel and Sberbank.”

RKP “also works with Russian authorities as well as state-run businesses like gas and electric companies,” the operative noted. The hacktivist collective has pledged to target Russian companies and assets in cyberspace following Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, and has already racked up several wins on the front.

Interestingly, Anonymous does not just randomly target businesses and government institutions. DepaixPorteur told IBT that every attack is meticulously planned, and strategically engineered to a certain degree of perfection, and a breach often follows a hard-fought battle in cyberspace. Describing the modus operandi, DepaixPorteur said Anonymous operatives worked to breach the RKP for “about a month” and took time to study the “insides and outs of their systems and business.”

They said the data dump contains “emails, court files, client files, contact lists, videos, photographs, everything their law firm has done over the last three  years basically.” Calling the RKP hack and dump “one of the most important leaks [we’ve] they have done thus far,” the Anonymous operative said  it contains “potentially a lot of incriminating evidence of crimes and corruption as they’re all very classified client files on corporations and banks all over, not just Russia but their foreign partners as well.” 

DepaixPorteur called the client files in the dump “the most interesting,” saying some of them may never have been seen outside of a courtroom and could offer potential insights into lawsuits involving the corporations. They also said the dump contains “payment information and all types of other interesting tidbits.”

They said while they were hacking into RKP, the firm’s IT team kicked them out “like three times” and in response, they would “tease [the IT team] by hacking back in and emailing them all from their boss’ account [letting them know]]that [we] Anonymous were taking all their data.”

DepaixPorteur is one of the most active operatives working against Russia since Anonymous declared cyber war against the Kremlin and launched its OPRUssia in late February. Among their exploits achieved either working solo or working with other Anonymous operatives, are taking down Russian websites like the top Russian search engine site Yandex, Russia’s official government sites as well as Russian news site servers.

They have also taken down Voronezh police department servers, the email server of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, a Russian web host that provides website services to police departments, a Russian data site, and Redcom Russian ISP broadband server, among others. They also hacked Russian TV state channels and closed-circuit televisions and printed anti-propaganda and tor installation instructions to printers throughout Russia.

“We instructed you Nameless would leak the whole lot you had,” DepaixPorteur mentioned.

They’ve additionally hacked and dumped emails from Capital Authorized Providers (60 GB); Lipetsk Mechanical Plant (25 GB); Korolevskiy, a rations producer for the Russian army; Regional Authorities of Tver; ssk-gaz emails, Normal Division of Troops and Civil Building, and a number of other others.

Over the previous months, Nameless’ OPRussia has induced main harm within the cyber realm to the invading nation, its establishments and even to companies the collective deemed to be supporting the nation. The hacktivist collective defaced authorities web sites, hacked multinational corporations like Nestle and leaked their knowledge on-line. The motion additionally repeatedly hacked the worldwide chief in nuclear expertise Rosatom and the Russian central financial institution.

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