This is one of the largest hacks our team has ever seen

We’re digging through a gold mine of data from Russia’s central bank, state-owned media, law firms, and the world’s largest pipeline company.

The Intercept is digging through a gold mine of hacked Russian government and corporate data, including from the country’s central bank, state-owned media, law firms, and the world’s largest pipeline company.

These leaks were obtained by hackers following the invasion of Ukraine and include more than 11 terabytes of data that could contain countless revelations on the inner workings of Vladimir Putin’s regime.

Our team has decades of collective experience handling large data sets like these. But this is a giant undertaking, requiring specialized technology and people to turn raw data into stories worthy of public interest, and it’s an expense we could never have planned for.

So today we’re turning to you, our readers, to help fund... this urgent project. Can you chip in to help report on Russian official secrets?

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These documents have the potential to shed new light on how Putin’s regime leverages state-owned media and private oligarchic wealth to maintain control as well as on the war in Ukraine. Digging through this massive leak is exactly the kind of work that The Intercept was founded to do.

This is one of the largest hacks our team has ever seen — and more and more keeps coming. We’re making the documents searchable to partner organizations and journalists around the globe.

But we’re just at the beginning of what could be a months or yearslong effort, and as we’re an independent nonprofit news outlet, your support helps make our work possible. We don’t have a paywall or ads on our website to bankroll this coverage — so we’re turning to you, our readers.

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