The collective Anonymous released last week 128 gigabytes of documents that were allegedly stolen from the Russian Internet Service Provider Convex. The huge trove of data was leased by an affiliate of Anonymous’s affiliate group called Caxxii.
The stolen documents contain evidence of a dragnet surveillance activity conducted by the intelligence service FSB.
The Russian government illegally monitors citizens and private organizations across Russia.
According to collecting, Convex company launched a project code-named ‘Green Atom’ that aims to spy on Russian citizens by using surveillance equipment. The warrantless surveillance of Russian citizens violates the country’s laws and their rights.
According to the stolen data, Convex employees were conducting the activity in coordination with the Federal Security Service.
Exposed data put Russian organizations, whose data are included in the archive, at risk of hacking. Stolen data were leaked through the leak site DDoSecrets.