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IT Specialist Copied Russian Railway Employees Data and Post It on Internet

Russia: Investigative bodies of the Moscow Interregional Investigation Department for Transport of the IC of Russia charged a resident of the Krasnodar Territory who was born in 1993, hacked into the interdepartmental network of Russian Railways and posted several hundred thousand photographs and data on the company’s management on the Web.

In June of this year, a young man logged in to the Russian Railways internal network using illegally obtained accounts of two company employees and 96 unique IP addresses, and then made an unlawful access to information protected by law located on the organization’s internal resources.

The attacker copied several hundred thousand photographs, as well as information about the management and other employees of Russian Railways, which are personal data. The stolen data was published on one of the Internet resources, the hosting of which is located in Germany.

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Krasnodar charged with committing crimes under Part 1 of Art. 183 of the Criminal Code (illegal receipt and disclosure of information constituting a trade secret) and part 1 of article 272 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (unlawful access to computer information protected by law).

The young IT specialist pleaded guilty to committing a cyber attack on the internal networks of Russian Railways. He was involved in the crimes that were identified thanks to well-planned investigative actions and operational-search measures in cooperation with the security service of Russian Railways and the K department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. The IT specialists can face a prison sentence of up to four years.

Currently, the investigation continues to gather evidence, the criminal investigation continues.

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Ali Hasan

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of 'Next Web Hack', Ali is an InfoSec Enthusiast. I'm currently completing my Bachelor in Science (B.S) in Computer Science from Iqra University.

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