Anonymous claims to have attacked Russia’s Central Bank – and is threatening to unleash 35,000 ‘secret agreements’ in the next 48 hours.
So far, the group has claimed responsibility for 2,500 attacks on ‘Russian & Belarusian gov’t, state media outlets, banks, hospitals, airports [and] companies’.
They posted an image of a smiling mask on Twitter, alongside the message: ‘JUST IN: The #Anonymous collective has hacked the Central Bank of Russia.
‘More than 35,000 files will be released within 48 hours with secret agreements. #OpRussia’.
No proof has been offered of the group’s latest hack on the bank, which is in charge of protecting Russia’s currency, the ruble.
But it comes after central bank head Elvira Nabiullina acknowledged the Russian economy was in an ‘extreme’ situation.
In a video, she said: ‘We all very much would have liked this not to have happened.’
Earlier in March, Anonymous hacked Russian streaming services to broadcast footage of the front line of the war, as troops are accused of deliberately bombing hospitals and children.
Speaking to directly to Putin, the hackers have said: ‘Your regime has no respect for human rights or the self determination of your neighbors.’
Warning their work is not yet done, they have said ‘your guess is as good as ours’ in reference to what might happen next.
In a follow-up tweet last night, they vowed to target companies that continue to operate in Russia.
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