Anonymous share 120k Russian soldiers’ data amid ‘war crime’ accusations

Anonymous has apparently leaked the data of 120,000 Russia soldiers fighting in Ukraine.

The leaked information reportedly includes names, addresses, dates of birth, passport numbers and unit affiliation.

It comes after the hacktivist group claimed responsibility for a number of cyber attacks against Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin since Russia invaded Ukraine back in February.

On February 24, the group's Twitter account said: "The Anonymous collective is officially in cyber war against the Russian government."

Internet users suspected that the group was also responsible for hacking into Russian state television channels to feature Ukrainian music and national symbols.

US cybersecurity consultant Jamie Collin said to The Guardian in February: "It can be difficult to directly tie this activity to Anonymous as targeted entities will likely be reluctant to publish related technical data.

"However, the Anonymous collective has a track record of conducting this sort of activity and it is very much in line with their capabilities."

Anonymous emerged in 2003 on the website 4chan, using the Guy Fawkes mask from V for Vendetta.

In 2011, the group hacked the Syrian ministry of defence website and also published the names of 1,500 people who it said were using child pornography websites.

In the last week, the Russian military has been accused of human rights abuses in Ukrainian town, Bucha. Ukrainian journalist Anastasiia Lapatina said on twitter: "Russians are shooting civilians after tying their hands behind their backs."

"All soldiers participating in the invasion of Ukraine should be subjected to a war crime tribunal," the hacktivist group tweeted on Sunday.

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