Best’s Wikileaks-esque entity published what it claimed was a huge trove of files stolen by a member of the Anonymous hacktivist collective from Russia’s censorship agency, Roskomnadzor. That includes a massive number of emails and attachments. Forbes last week looked at how Roskomnadzor has demanded that American companies – in particular, Google – censor content over the last decade, from Ukrainian protests on YouTube to content from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, deemed a terror organization in Russia. If its internal data has been spilled online, it could expose just how far its internet censorship extends.
Related: 90% of attacked cloud databases in Russia did not have proper security and have been infiltrated. Is everyone in Russia either corrupt or incompetent? It will take decades to undo the reputational damage.