OSINT analysts identify winners of PMC Wagner hackathon

3 January, 09:21 PM
Winners of the hackathon from PMC Wagner (Photo:Molfar)

Winners of the hackathon from PMC Wagner (Photo:Molfar)

Molfar, a global OSINT community, has identified the winners of the hackathon recently announced by the Russian private military company (PMC) Wagner with a prize fund of RUB 1.5 million ($21,000), the agency reported on Dec. 30, 2022.

The analysts identified the members of the three winning teams and published their residential addresses, phone numbers, passport details, social media pages, and other private information for national security reasons.

The 1st place was taken by the GrAILab development team from St. Petersburg, which consists of two persons: Kirill Diatlov and Nikolai Zhitnukhin. They received a certificate for RUB 1 million ($14,000).

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The SR Data-Iskander team of four participants from Moscow, Sochi, and Kaliningrad was second. These are Roman Vaynberg, Sergey Kosmos, Anatoly Lushnikov, Daniil Stepanov. They received RUB 300,000 ($4,200).

The team of the Moscow company Aristrazh ranked third. Four representatives of the company (Igor Turashev, Evgeniy Egorenko and two others) received RUB 200,000 ($2,800). Before Aristrazh, Egorenko worked at a company that develops encryption solutions. From 2016 to 2018, the company received 49 state orders from Rostelecom, Russia’s largest provider of digital services, as well as 20 state orders from Russia’s Central Election Commission from 2016 to 2021.

“Their participation in the hackathon has one goal – to recruit specialists for further work on dual purpose software and technologies,” Molfar analysts said.

“And they are recruited by a terrorist state, and they receive money from terrorists. All they are needed for is military development. Enemies aren’t just orcs (sic) in trenches and tanks. Sometimes these are talented young people, winners of hackathons.”

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