Hacker’s hacked Russian Foreign Ministry Twitter account and demand 66 BTC for a stolen database
You all know the rate of cybercriminals activities is raising day by day and tons of accounts and data is been stolen. Here we got to know that the Hackers have now hacked the official Twitter account of the Russian Foreign Ministry and put up a database of Russian tourists there for sale. Meanwhile, The Foreign Ministry confirmed the hacking but called the message about the sale of data false. The Department said that the account has now been restored and is fully functioning.
Dear readers and subscribers, we inform you about the elimination of the consequences of hacking our account by cybercriminals who published this morning on July 2 this year on tape DSCC “fakes” that have nothing to do with the Russian Foreign Ministry. The account is functioning normally.
Russian Foreign Ministry after regaining the account
Уважаемые читатели и подписчики, информируем Вас об устранении последствий взлома нашего аккаунта злоумышленниками, опубликовавшими утром 2 июля с.г. на ленте ДСКЦ «фейки», не имеющие к МИД России никакого отношения. Учетная запись функционирует в штатном режиме.
— МИД России 🇷🇺 ДСКЦ (@MID_travel) July 2, 2020
According to Alexey Kubarev, the Development Manager of the DLP Solar Dozor, Rostelecom-Solar, a number of signs in the announcement of the sale of the base cast doubt on its authenticity. First, the phone numbers listed in it are not valid. At the same time, the base price is surprisingly high — about $5 per line. If we recall similar cases in 2019, then in them the price for one line in the database did not exceed $1.70.
From the reports floating on the internet we got to know that the hacked database contains more than 115 thousand people as claimed by hackers. Further, they asked to buy the database for June 2020 for 66 bitcoins (about $6,00,000). However, this surprising tweet claimed the hackers were in possession of personal data related to tourist payments that were made in June 2020 on Russia’s Public Services Portal.
Well, the Russian Authorities had regained access to the account on the very same day. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.