April 23, 2024

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Russian prison network hacked “in retaliation for Navalny” |  RTL News

Russian prison network hacked “in retaliation for Navalny” | RTL News

Hackers took revenge shortly after the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by posting his photo on the Russian prison system's website and stealing data from hundreds of thousands of prisoners.

This is what was reported by the American news network CNN research. Journalists discovered that shortly after Navalny's death, a photo of him and his wife appeared on the website of a Russian prison contractor, with the text “Long live Navalny.”


This may seem like an innocent robbery, but hackers are also said to have stolen a database containing the data of hundreds of thousands of prisoners and their loved ones. According to the hackers themselves, this includes information about prisoners detained in the penal colony where Navalny died.

The hackers shared information about these prisoners, saying they hoped these people could say more about the circumstances in which Navalny died.

Prison store

The hackers were also able to break into an online platform where friends and family could buy food for prisoners. They have reduced product prices to one ruble (about one cent), while things like canned meat usually cost more than 100 rubles.

After just a few hours, it was discovered that people could purchase the products for much less money than usual, CNN wrote.