Russian hack-and-leak operation targets Moldovan officials

In November 2022, Moldovan officials said Russian state-linked hackers were behind a website called “Moldova Leaks,” which published Telegram conversations of Sergiu Litvinenco, Moldova’s Minister of Justice, and Dorin Recean, the Defense and National Security Advisor to the President. Moldova’s pro-Russian opposition spread allegations based on the leaks, arguing that the messages proved corruption and vote rigging. Additional leaks targeted anti-corruption officials. The Moldovan Justice Ministry stated that the leaked data was stolen and that some of it has been manipulated. Moldovan officials called the operation a part of Russia’s “hybrid war to destabilize the pro-European government.” Several experts allege that this is the work of Russia’s military intelligence service.


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Date: Nov 2022
Country: Moldova
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