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Ukrainian hackers destroy data center used by Russian military, source

Ukrainian hackers destroy data center used by Russian military, source Ukrainian hackers destroy data center used by Russian military (

Ukrainian hackers, along with the cyber unit of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), destroyed a data center used by the Russian military and industrial complex, oil and gas, and telecommunications sectors, according to RBC-Ukraine source.

"More than 10 thousand legal entities - enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex, oil and gas, metallurgical, aerospace complexes, as well as telecommunications giants, kept their data in the cloud service," the source said.

Among the users:

  • Ural Plant of Civil Aviation;
  • NPO Rubin (part of Ruselectronics Holding);
  • Ural Special Equipment Plant;
  • Gazprom;
  • Transgas;
  • Lukoil;
  • Rosneft;
  • Norilsk Nickel;
  • Rostelecom;
  • Telecom;
  • Megafon.

According to the source, the attack was a joint operation of the Ukrainian hacker group BLACKJACK with the SSU cyber department.

During the operation, more than 300TB of data was destroyed, including 400 virtual servers and 42 physical servers. The servers housed internal documentation, backups, and other programs that remotely controlled production processes at enterprises.

"The destruction of the Russian cloud service was retaliation for the attack on the Ukrainian Parkovyi data center in January this year," the source added.

Other cyberattacks

Ukrainian hackers regularly target popular Russian websites, payment systems, or state-owned enterprises.

In January, Ukrainian hackers obtained 200 gigabytes of data on thousands of organizations in Russia.

The BLACKJACK hacker group also crashed a Russian state-owned enterprise that builds military facilities across the entire Russian territory and stole documentation for 500 facilities of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Defense Intelligence hackers launched a massive DDoS attack on the servers of the Russian Ministry of Defense.