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Russia-Ukraine war updates: Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ collective claims to have hacked into the central bank of Russia and accessed 35,000 documents. It threatened to release the files in the next 48 hours.

Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ collective claims to have hacked into the central bank of Russia and accessed 35,000 documents. (Photo: Twitter/@YourAnonTV)

The international hacking collective Anonymous on Thursday claimed to have hacked the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (the Bank of Russia) amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Anonymous TV wrote that it has hacked the Central Bank of Russia and that it will release over 35,000 files within the next 48 hours with some documents of secret agreements.

“JUST IN: The #Anonymous collective has hacked the Central Bank of Russia. More than 35.000 files will be released within 48 hours with secret agreements,” the tweet read.

This comes in a latest series of cyber attacks on Russian state-controlled media and government websites as the international hacking collective is backing Ukraine and has vowed to ‘punish’ Russia for the invasion.

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Earlier, the international hacking collective had warned Western companies who continue to operate in Russia, asking the companies to pull out or risk facing cyberattacks in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.





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