Anonymous hackers claim to have stolen 2.7 GB of internal documents from the German Chambers of Commerce (AHK) in Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
In a statement accompanying the initial data leak, the hackers wrote, "AHK is a type of organization which does lobby business processes in many countries while gathers intel on many business entities worldwide. Just like in presented release of Ukraine and Azerbaijan offices of AHK - we can find internal info which AHK is not suppose to have in a first place - internal documents and financial reports and confidential agreements of Bahar Energy and SOCAR (Azerbaijan), Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine etc."
"We shall not tolerate any Chamber of Commerce in any country to be engaged in any commercial spying and lobbying interests of particular companies in major government funded projects - example Bahar Energy contractors," the hackers added.
"To prove their point, the hacktivists have published ... 65 images representing scanned copies of various documents and identification papers," writes Softpedia Eduard Kovacs. "The hackers claim that the data has been stolen from the AHK office in Ukraine from the computers of Alexander Markus, the delegate of German industry and commerce in the Eastern European country."