Nearly 9,000 KGB agents doxxed by Belarus hacking group

Hackers who turned the president of Belarus’s passport into an NFT are now claiming to have infiltrated the country’s secret service and doxxed nearly 9,000 of its agents and informants.

Belarusian Hacking collective Cyber Partisans said last week on Telegram and X (formerly Twitter) that it infiltrated the Belarusian KGB’s site in late 2023, causing a two-month outage.

Cyber Partisans claimed it downloaded the details of 8,600 KGB employees and used it to create a bot that can identify agents based on a photo of their face.

“Send a good quality photo with one face to the bot, and if the image shows a KGB officer, the bot will provide information about him,” the group said.

Details of the KGB hack shared by Cyber Partisans.

Additionally, it claims to be behind the leak of over 40,000 official forms sent to the Belarusian KGB by informants. “Alas, we made a little noise and had to close the site,” the group claimed. As of last Friday, the group’s website reportedly stated that it was ‘in the process of development.’ 

Cyber Partisans previously turned the passport of Belarus’s president, Aleksandr Lukashenko, into an NFT on his birthday. It was listed for sale on OpenSea before the marketplace quickly took it down

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The group’s coordinator, Yuliana Shametavets, told The Associated Press that the leak was in response to accusations from KGB chief Ivan Tertel. Tertel claimed the group was plotting to attack critical infrastructure such as a nuclear power plant in Belarus. 

Shametavets said, “We work to save the lives of Belarusians, and not to destroy them, like the repressive Belarusian special services do. The KGB is carrying out the largest political repressions in the history of the country and must answer for it.”

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