Anonymous Hackers Claim to Breach Russian Payment Service Provider Qiwi

Hackers from Network Battalion 65 (NB65), a group linked to the decentralized hacktivist collective Anonymous, revealed in a recent tweet they had hacked Qiwi.

Qiwi is a major provider of payment and financial services in the Russian Federation and other countries in the post-Soviet space.

The alleged perpetrators of the attack say they have encrypted Qiwi’s networks with a ransomware kit. NB65 also claims it has the credit card data of around 12.5 million of the company’s clients, as well as about 30 million payment records.

The authors of the NB65 tweet remark that Qiwi said in a recent press release the sanctions aimed at Russia’s financial system had not affected its business.

Following the news of the Anonymous attack, Qiwi was quoted by Tass as stating that its payment services are operating normally and insisting its customers’ personal information was safe.