For your information, Transneft is a Russian state-controlled oil pipeline firm. It is the world’s largest oil pipeline company and the latest to join the list of companies blocked from dealing with US market investors as per the terms of sanctions against Russia.
The Omega Company is its in-house R&D unit responsible for producing advanced temperature monitoring and acoustic systems for oil pipelines.
Anonymous siding with Ukraine
As you may already know Russia has come under the radar of hacktivists, particularly the Anonymous collective, after the country invaded Ukrainian territories on February 24th, 2022. Since then, Russian IT infrastructure is being targeted every other day including government websites, State-run TV channels, online video streaming platforms, etc.
Just last week, the group hacked Roskomnadzor (aka Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media), a major Russian federal agency. The group also leaked over 360,000 files via DDoSecrets.
However, the group’s most significant attack took place last week when one of its affiliates hacked over 400 surveillance cameras in Russia. The hacktivists then defaced the compromised cameras with messages against President Putin and in support of Ukraine.
The second attack, which is ongoing, is being set up by Squad303, a newly formed digital army comprising Anonymous-associated programmers. In the first stage of the attack, the group sent out 7 million text messages to random Russian citizens across the country urging them to protest against the Russian attack on Ukraine.
Details of both attacks are available here.
More Hacks By Anonymous For Ukraine
- Anonymous Hacks Russian Media Censoring Agency Roskomnadzor
- Anonymous hacks & defaces Russian Space Research Institute Website
- Anonymous cripples Russian Fed Security Service (FSB) & other top sites
- Anonymous sent 7M texts to Russians plus hacked 400 of their security cams