The allegations that the hacker community Anonymous hacked Russia’s national television broadcast to display footage of the war in Ukraine fell like a bomb. In a post shared on Twitter, Anonymous announced that it had hacked channels such as Russia 24, Channel One and Moscow 24, in addition to Russian broadcast services Wink and Ivi.
The hacker group also targeted Russian national television. A group of hackers who broke into the channel’s network published images of the war on a state-owned channel under the name “Ukrainian Reality.” AnonymousTV, a Twitter account that shares Twitter on behalf of the group, shared an image of the moment.
The BBC could not independently verify these claims, but the attack was confirmed by Russia Today.
Ukrinform, the official Ukrainian news agency, also announced that Anonymous has crashed the Federal Security Service website. The news of the attack was also shared by another Twitter account posted on behalf of the hacker group. The post contained the phrase “Goodbyefsb.ru”. There were also reports that the FSB website could not be accessed on the evening of March 5th.
Hackers within Anonymous have hacked a $ 97 million yacht allegedly owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The group, which changed the yacht’s maritime traffic data, made the vehicle appear as if it had collided with Russia’s seized Snake Island.
Route changed, direction to hell
The hacker then diverts the yacht and writes “hell” at the target point. Yacht data also included Putin’s taunts.
In another Twitter post, the group said it had carried out “the biggest operation I’ve ever seen,” and some governments are conducting false flag operations to see it as a threat and damage their credibility. He added that he was also concerned.
“We can make the world a better place”
“Remember us, as this happens when different forces turn our attention to us,” Anonymous said. “We can make the world a better place. It was always an idea.” I used the phrase.
On the other hand, as the Russian-Ukraine war continues, the struggle does not continue on the front lines alone. Behind the front, there is an internet war. Ukraine is demanding that Russia be kicked out of the Internet, but the Russian side has also banned popular global social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
But the true sensational struggle in the Internet environment is revealed by cyber warfare. The cyber war, which began before the fierce conflict, gained momentum from February 24th. At the same time, the scale of the attack has expanded.
Ukraine established “army”
Now, while Ukraine is building an “army” from hackers, hackers are taking extraordinary action against Russia.
According to Independent Turkish’s Çağla Üren, the Ukrainian government is calling on hackers to carry out cyberattacks against Russian businesses, banks and government agencies.
Ukraine’s deputy prime minister, Mykhailo Fedorov, announced on Twitter last week that the country had set up an “information technology army.”
Fedorov urged people with digital talent to participate in the effort, saying the army would organize in Telegram’s chat group.
The Telegram group “itarm yofurraine” shared by Fedorov currently has 35,000 subscribers. The group found that its members plan to attack the websites of 31 Russian companies, banks and government agencies.
Targets included Gazprom, a natural gas company, Lukoil, an oil and gas company, and Yandex, an internet company. In the financial sector, Sberbank, VTB and Gazprombank participated. However, the channel post was later deleted.
More than 400,000 people have volunteered to use digital tools to destroy the Kremlin’s military targets, according to Ukrainian cybersecurity officials.
Victor Zora, vice president of information protection services, said Ukraine has tackled “cyber resistance” on Friday with the aim of undermining Russia.
Russian hackers support anonymity
Russian hacker group Killnet has hacked Anonymous’s official website in response to the attack.
Killnet, who shared a message from a social media account after the website crashed, reported that it closed access to the “anonymoushackers.net” site on March 1.
In a video uploaded to Youtube on behalf of Killnet, anonymous people said:
“The Internet is full of fake information about hacking, such as Russian banks and Russian media servers. This” information bomb “is all about claims. Don’t be fooled by disinformation on the internet. There is no doubt in your country. .. “
Kirnet also announced that it had crashed the site of the Right Sector of the Ukrainian Nationalist Party and the site of the President of Ukraine.
Many cracked websites in Ukraine
Russian hackers also attacked Ukraine. The day after the Russian troops invaded the country, there were problems accessing many websites throughout Ukraine.
At 16:00 local time, bank and ministry websites also crashed.
After this, he turned to Moscow, but the BBC wrote that the attack was not under the command of the Russian state, but by private Russians. Therefore, hackers who work in small groups without orders from the Russian state aim to contribute to cyber chaos.
A hacker under the pseudonym “Dimitri” said he worked for a reputable cybersecurity company during the day and fought Ukraine at night.
“Given that everyone is attacking Ukrainian servers, I think we should cause some confusion,” Dimitri said, working in a group of six hackers who have never met. He added.
Which group is on the Russian side and which is on the Ukrainian side?
Anonymous and his subordinates DeepNet Anon and GNG are known to be on the Ukrainian side.
According to The Record Media, groups such as DDo Secrets and Ghost Security, which were set up to attack the ISIS website, are also on the Ukrainian side.
Conti, a hacker group with a reputation in the area of critical infrastructure, says it will use all its resources to protect Russia. In addition, the Belarus-based hacker group UNC1151 is one of the supporters of Russia.
Below is a list of hacker groups that participated in the war between Russia and Ukraine.
-Digital Cobra Gang (DCG)
Group supporting Ukraine
-Cyber Partisans in Belarus