With Russian attack on Ukraine nearing a month, unconventional actors continue to target Russian state-backed businesses with a string of hacks and data leaks the latest apparently referencing pro-hacktivism comments made by Hillary Clinton.
The targeted organization is Transneft, the Russian state-controlled oil pipeline giant leak hosting website Distributed Denial of Secrets published a link to 79GB of emails from the Omega Company, the research and development division of Transneft.
Transneft is the largest pipeline company in the world headquartered in Moscow . As a state-owned Russian enterprise, it is now blocked from receiving investments from the US market under the terms of sanctions against Russia.
Omega Company, produces a range of high-tech acoustic and temperature monitoring systems for oil pipelines, ironically focused on leak detection.
The email leaks appear to contain the contents of multiple email accounts from company employees, including not only email messages but file attachments containing invoices and product shipment details and image files showing server racks and other equipment configurations.
According to a note from Distributed Denial of Secrets accompanying the email upload, the source dedicated the leaks to Hillary Clinton. In an interview with MSNBC last month, Clinton took the unconventional step of encouraging Anonymous to launch cyberattacks against Russia.
Inspite of all efforts, these hacks, and cyber warfare not materialized as a key element that stand against a main show stopper. Russia is moving forward in all aspects.