Russian hackers target entities in their own country in reprisal over Ukraine war, reports indicate

Russian hackers are targeting entities within their own country as retaliation for the war in Ukraine, reportedly launching cyberattacks on a Russian software company and a retail chain, stealing various sensitive data.

The Kyiv Post reports that ‘rough’ Russian threat actors have been launching cyberattacks within their own country as reprisal for the Ukrainian war and the overall situation in Russia. The organisation, known as the National Republican Army (NRA), apparently launched several attacks, including one on Unisoftware, a Russian software company that purportedly collaborates closely with government clients.

The NRA claimed to have stolen all data held by the firm, such as banking and personal account credentials, employee information, phone numbers, addresses, contracts, and proprietary code for Unisoftware clients and software.

The group has also been linked to the attack on DNS Retail, Russian IT retail chain, which confirmed that it had been breached, without providing additional information.