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Hackers find possible corruption at Ukraine customs agency

Data dump; Network intrusion

Anonymous members allegedly extracted evidence of illicit energy schemes from servers hosting customs.gov.ua, the domain used by the country’s State Customs Service.


“Much of the inside of the package is related to former Ukraine Customs Chief – Ihor Kaletnyk who is an active FSB operative enforcing Russian rules of engagement in Ukraine. Also a lot of offshore money laundering by this persona and other government crooks,” the hackers wrote in an online message next to the purported findings.

They claim the 1 Gb of files represent proof of illegal operations involving oil and gas, and corruption schemes.

The attack was part of a campaign called OpUkraine, Softpedia reports.

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves.

sector

Energy; Government (Foreign)

reported

November 15, 2013

reported by

Softpedia

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

Ukraine

perpetrators

Hacktivists

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

Unknown

date breach detected

Unknown

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