14 terabytes of hacked Russian data

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We’re digging through a gold mine of data from Russian federal government agencies, state-owned media, law firms, and the world’s largest pipeline company.

The Intercept is indexing a massive trove of data hacked from the Russian government following the invasion of Ukraine — a gold mine that could contain countless revelations about the inner workings of President Vladimir Putin’s regime.

These files include 14 terabytes of data from Russian federal government agencies, state-owned media, law firms, and the world’s largest pipeline company. The minute we got our hands on it, we knew that we had something truly remarkable.

However, we also had no plan to fund an undertaking of this scope, and digging through these files to reveal the countless stories they contain will be a giant and costly undertaking.

So today we’re turning to you, our readers, to help... fund this urgent project. Can you chip in today 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 — but doing it right will require specialized technology, top data experts, and time.

This is one of the largest hacks our team has ever seen — and the data 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 monthslong 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.

Can you make a donation today and help us report on these documents?


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