Infamous hacker group takes aim at Russian Orthodox Church, leaks thousands of emails

Moscow, April 4, 2022

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The infamous hacker group Anonymous announced on the second day of the fratricidal war in Ukraine that it is “officially in cyber war against the Russian government.”

Since then, the group has claimed credit for a number of attacks, including against the Russian Ministry of Defense and Russian state TV channels.

And now Anonymous has the Russian Orthodox Church in its sights.

According to Wikipedia, “Anonymous is a decentralized international activist and hacktivist collective and movement primarily known for its various cyberattacks against several governments, government institutions and government agencies, corporations and the Church of Scientology.”

On Saturday, the group announced on Twitter that it hacked the Church’s Charity Department and leaked 15GB of data and 57,5000 emails via Distributed Denial of Secretes—a non-profit whistleblower site for news leaks.

DDoSecrets states that “Due to the nature of the data, at this time it is only being offered to journalists and researchers.”

On Saturday, Vasily Rulinsky, the press secretary for the Department for Church Charity and Social Service, commented on the attack by taking the opportunity to talk about the Department’s work:

I don’t know what purpose they’re pursuing, but, taking this opportunity, I invite journalists to talk about the work of our Church’s social projects—78 shelters for women, 246 humanitarian aid centers (a new one opened in Kazan recently), 90 shelters for the homeless, more than 200 structures for drug addicts, more than 400 projects for people with disabilities, hundreds of our Sisterhoods of Mercy, and volunteer services.

He also invited journalists to personally come see the Church-run centers where refugees and all those in need receive essential help every day.

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Eddy Houghton4/11/2022 7:28 am
Regarding "Lonely Voice: A Catholic Priest Explains the Truth About Russia and Ukraine" which this article links to. It seems the video has been taken down. It must have been too hot to handle!
Rdr Daniel4/4/2022 6:11 pm
Regarding "Lonely Voice: A Catholic Priest Explains the Truth About Russia and Ukraine" which this article links to. The editors note reads: "EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): Sometimes we get jealous to watch priests of other denominations have the courage to go against the establishment and the mainstream media propaganda… Enjoy the clarity of this 20′ sermon – it’s worth your time!" It should not say "other denominations" this suggests that the Orthodox Church is a denomination of Christianity. It is not a denomination to be numbered amongst the heretics, but the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church!
Lietuva4/4/2022 5:23 pm
much like BLM, Antifa and the western funded Azov battalion, anonymous are simply western intelligence assets fronting as "liberation" groups, nothing more than useful idiots
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