Ukrainian military intelligence received classified information from one of the critical enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex, and Ukrainian hackers tapped into Alfa-Bank, Russia’s largest commercial bank, and leaked its entire database online.

Yesterday, Jan. 8, Ukraine’s Main Directorate of Intelligence (HUR) received 100 gigabytes of classified information from an important enterprise of the Russian military-industrial complex, Special Technological Center (STC), which is under sanctions since 2016.

The intelligence community has preliminarily estimated the value of the data obtained at $1.5 billion.

The facilities of this factory produce military equipment and machinery currently used by the Russian military in the war against Ukraine.

STC manufactures Orlan unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of various modifications, a range of electronic warfare and reconnaissance equipment, and other military products.

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Russia is actively using the Orlan-10 UAV for reconnaissance and adjusting the fire of its artillery. Moscow believes that the Orlan-10 is a truly unique invention of Russian designers.

The array of information handed over to the HUR contains documentation for 194 proprietary items: drawings, specifications, patents, software, etc. – including both existing and future military developments.

“This is a significant blow to terrorist Moscow: the archive is already being used to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities and weaken the aggressor state,” the HUR said.

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The HUR also said that it managed to obtain the classified information due to effective cooperation with patriotic members of the general public and the media community.

“Anyone can join the resistance,” HUR said.

Yesterday Kiborg, a hacker group, also reported hacking into the database of Russia’s Alfa-Bank and doxing its clients. The published database contains information on names, dates of birth, phone numbers, bank cards and accounts.

According to Kiborg, the table contains 115,217,571 records, including approximately 38 million unique individuals and legal entities.

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“We would like to extend our greetings to Alfa-Bank's security team and personally to Mikhail Fridman,” Kiborg said in a statement on their website. “Earlier we were able to reach him and he commented on the hacking of the bank’s client database by saying: ‘Well, let it go.’ Perhaps one day he will be more willing to talk to us.”

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