Hacking collective Anonymous seems to declare war on Putin immediately after Russia invades Ukraine

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Nameless, an international hacking collective that has conducted cyberattacks from governments and firms, appeared to declare war versus Putin and Russia owing to its invasion of Ukraine. 

The “YourAnonNews” Twitter account, which offers 6.5 million followers, made the declaration on Thursday, saying that the hacking group is “at present involved in functions in opposition to the Russian Federation.”

A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, symbolic of the hacktivist group

A protester carrying a Male Fawkes mask, symbolic of the hacktivist team “Anonymous,” requires component in a protest in central Brussels.  
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“We want the Russian persons to comprehend that we know it is really tough for them to converse out from their dictator for panic of reprisals,” the decentralized hacking collective said.

“We, as a collective want only peace in the earth. We want a long term for all of humanity. So, though folks about the world smash your world-wide-web providers to bits, understand that it truly is fully directed at the actions of the Russian government and Putin.”

RT.com, a Russian government-funded media outlet that the U.S. State Department describes as a important element in “Russia’s disinformation and propaganda ecosystem,” claimed that it was specific in what seems to be a common denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. 

A DDoS assault is a coordinated energy to knock a website offline by flooding it with website traffic. 


Internet websites for the Kremlin and Condition Duma lessen household of parliament had been also intermittently unavailable on Thursday, which could have been prompted by DDoS attacks. 

Several Ukrainian government websites were hit by cyberattacks on Thursday. 

Several Ukrainian governing administration websites ended up strike by cyberattacks on Thursday. 
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Ukraine Defense Ministry officers asked for assistance from the country’s hacker underground on Thursday early morning to beef up their cybersecurity defenses, Reuters reports. 

Yegor Aushev, the co-founder of a cybersecurity enterprise in Kyiv, told the news outlet that offensive volunteers will conduct electronic espionage from Russian forces, though defensive volunteers will aid shield the country’s infrastructure. 

Ukrainian servicemen stand by a destroyed house near the frontline village of Krymske, Luhansk region, in eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. 

Ukrainian servicemen stand by a ruined home in the vicinity of the frontline village of Krymske, Luhansk location, in eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. 
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Various Ukrainian government internet sites were being strike by DDoS assaults on Thursday as Russian troops inched nearer to Kyiv. 

The U.S. authorities is bracing for potential cyberattacks on the nation’s money institutions, a homeland stability official explained to FOX Enterprise on Thursday. 

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