Anonymous-affiliated hackers say they have shut down Russian space agency
Meanwhile, Russia denies that Anonymous successfully crippled their space agency
Anonymous has struck again, this time claiming to have shut down Russia's space agency so President Vladimir Putin "no longer has control over spy satellites."
Anonymous-affiliated group Network Battalion 65 - or 'NB65' for short - announced the news via Twitter where they claimed to show server information for Russia's space agency, Roscosmos.
JUST IN: Hacking group 'NB65', affiliated with #Anonymous has shut down the Control Center of the Russian Space Agency 'Roscosmos'. #Russia has no more control over their own Spy-Satelites. #OpRussia#OpKremlin #FreeUkraine #FckPutin pic.twitter.com/1iZBDN48rw
— Anonymous TV 🇺🇦 (@YourAnonTV) March 1, 2022
NB65 later detailed how they downloaded and deleted confidential files from the agency's imaging and vehicle monitoring system.
They wrote: "The Russian Space agency sure does love their satellite imaging.
"The WS02 was deleted, credentials were rotated and the server shut down."
They added "glory to Ukraine" alongside: "We won't stop until you stop dropping bombs, killing civilians and trying to invade Ukraine."
We won't stop until you stop. pic.twitter.com/Cy1kiAN0bc
— NB65 (@xxNB65) March 1, 2022
They concluded with "Go the f**k back to Russia", which is reminiscent of the famous words spoken by Ukrainian border control troops on Snake Island.
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However Roscosmos' head honcho, Director General Dmitry Rogozin, said that Anonymous had done no such thing, branding them instead as "scammers and petty swindlers."
He tweeted: 'The information of these scammers and petty swindlers is not true.
"All our space activity control centers are operating normally."
The information of these scammers and petty swindlers is not true. All our space activity control centers are operating normally. https://t.co/MY0qzlLqCI
— РОГОЗИН (@Rogozin) March 2, 2022
But then again, would they really tell the world if they'd been taken down once again by hackers? Rogozin added that any tampering with satellites would be justification for war.
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