A Russian portal and email service called KM.RU was breached in February of 2016. The person believed to be behind the attack left a message on a forum in Reddit claiming responsibility for the hack. It seems that the individual responsible for the breach was a Ukrainian national who was very upset at the Russian government’s foreign policy regarding the situation in Eastern Ukraine.
So how damaging was this hack to KM.RU, which is a web portal similar to AOL? It is estimated that about 1.5 million user accounts were compromised, as well as some personal and sensitive information. Dates of birth, genders, email addresses, usernames, addresses, security questions and their answers and recovery email addresses are believed to be part of the data that was compromised during this hack. According to the hacker’s own postings on Reddit, photos were also compromised from KM.RU.