Russian retail chain ‘DNS’ targeted in a cyberattack

Russia’s second-largest computer and home appliance store – ‘DNS’ (Digital Network System) – suffered a data breach that exposed the sensitive personal information of customers and employees, the company confirmed.

According to reports, attacks are allegedly the work of pro-Ukrainian hackers. On the other hand, the Kyiv Post claims that the attacks are being carried out by hackers tied to the so-called ‘National Republican Army’ (NRA), a group of dissidents aiming to overthrow Putin.

The DNS has not given much information on the subject of what data was compromised, though it was made clear that the hackers did not acquire user passwords or payment card information since these details are not kept on their systems. The stolen data contains full names, usernames, email addresses, and phone numbers of DNS customers and employees, accounting for 16 million people.