Hackers have uncovered a secret contractor of the Russian special services


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Hackers hacked into the servers of an IT company, Scitech, which performs at least 20 non-public projects for the Russian intelligence services and agencies. The burglary occurred in July, reports “Russian service Bi-bi-si”, which was part of the documents of the company.

Most of the projects, Scitech was performed according to the order of military unit No. 71330. Experts of the International centre for defence and security in Tallinn believe that this part is part of the 16th Department of the FSB of Russia, which is engaged in electronic intelligence. Also customer was scientific-research Institute “Kvant”, which is run by the FSB.

In 2012, Scitech has developed a software package “Nautilus-C”, which is designed to deanonimizatsii users of the Tor browser. It included at least one dummy node with which it was possible to spoof traffic. The documents indicate that one of the purposes of creation of the program was to make “a database of users and computers that are actively using the Tor network.”

Other projects were designed to monitor the email of the desired user, the collection of data on people from social networks and breaking peer-to-peer networks, where users can quickly share large files. The most recent draft is dated 2018. It allows you to manually remove from the system the Federal tax service information about citizens who are under the gothamite.

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