Ukrainian army hackers are said to have hacked the website of the Russian mercenary company Wagner. According to a Ukrainian minister, the personal data of all fighters affiliated with the organization were stolen.
“Every executioner, murderer and rapist will be severely punished,” Ukrainian Minister for Digital Transformation Mychailo Fedorov announced the hack on Telegram. “Revenge is inevitable”.
Wagner is a private mercenary company that counts as the Kremlin’s shadow army. It protects Russian interests in all kinds of countries. Wagner’s mercenaries fight in Syria and Ukraine.
For the fight in Ukraine, the company also recruits criminals from Russian prisons. In exchange for forgiveness, they have to fight in Ukraine. According to Ukraine, Wagner’s fighters are guilty of large-scale war crimes.