Cyber criminals connected to Anonymous hacking group have broken into a internet website belonging to Russia’s Space Research Institute (IKI) and leaked documents that allegedly belong to the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
In a tweet, Anonymous said, “Russian Space Agency hacked via v0g3lSec (http://uv.ikiweb.ru) still hacked as of this (archived) post.”
The Russian Institute for Space Research (IKI) designs and builds scientific instruments for space experiments.
“Hey Russian (homophobic slur). Sorry. Cosmonauts? I don’t know what to say, go get a nice website instead of threatening people with the ISS, heard?” Read a message in a section of the website related to IKI.
According to Vice, the mention of the ISS relates to recent comments by Russian authorities about the possibility of withdrawing from operations of the International Space Station.
“Leave Ukraine alone too, otherwise Anonymous will f*** you up even more :)),” the message added. IKI didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The hack against Roscosmos came after another group linked to Anonymous made without a verified claim that it had disabled Russian satellite control systems.
Earlier, the chief of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos warned hackers who are trying to disrupt the operation of the country’s satellites that their actions could be interpreted as a “casus belli, which is an event that justifies a war”.
Rogozin’s comment came shortly after a cyberattack on the RKA mission control center in Russia.
The Roscosmos chief additionally threatened the people are accountable that his corporation could identify them, and hand the data over to the Russian security services in order that they might open a criminal investigation in opposition to the hackers.
Earlier, numerous Telegram groups claimed that NB65 hacker group, that is allegedly related to Anonymous, had effectively breached Roscosmos’ communications with Russia’s satellites, RT reported.