Hackers, likely operating in the interests of Ukraine, have breached the "Sirena-Travel" database containing passenger information from Russian airlines. This information comes from "Important Stories," citing a message in the hacker community KibOrg's Telegram channel.
The breach is attributed to a relatively unknown group called Muppets. Whether this group has any connections to governments or intelligence agencies remains unknown.
According to the hackers, the database contains 664.6mn records of air travel from 2007 to 2023. The leaked data includes passengers' last names, first names, phone numbers, routes, fares, and ticket price information.
The hackers have released two fragments of the stolen database, and it appears that the data is genuine. "Vajniye Istori" discovered flight information for the former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who recently relocated to Russia—this information aligns with Kneissl's public statements.
Alexei Navalny's associate, Georgy Alburov, stated that he found a ticket in the database confirming Alina Kabaeva's recent flight from Minsk to Moscow. "I hope we and other investigators can access this data. There's enough material for several lifetimes," Alburov wrote.
According to meduza, the hackers do not plan to make the entire database publicly accessible. They are considering several options for their next steps, such as handing over the database to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, creating a bot to aggregate information from the database for a fee, or providing the information to investigative journalists.