A few hours after the Anonymous collective has called to action against Russia following the illegitimate invasion of Ukraine its members have taken down the website of the Russian propaganda station RT News and news of the day is the attack against the servers of the Russian Defense Ministry.
“Anonymous, a group of hacktivists, successfully hacked and leaked the database of the website of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.” reported the Pravda agency.
The website of the Kremlin (Kremlin.ru) is also unreachable, but it is unclear if it is the result of the Anonymous attack or if the government has taken offline it to prevent disruptive attacks.
The Russian Government’s portal, and the websites of other ministries are running very slow.
The collective is also threatening the Russian Federation and private organizations of attacks, it is a retaliation against Putin’s tyranny.
Anonymous pointed out that it is not targeting Russian citizens, but only their government.
“We want the Russian people to understand that we know it’s hard for them to speak out against their dictator for fear of reprisals.”
Anonymous is also launching its offensive against those countries that are supporting military operations in Ukraine, like Belarus. The collective is also leaking around 200GB of emails from Belarusian weapons maker Tetraedr. This company provided logistical support to Vladimir Putin in his invasion of Ukraine.
GazpromEN has been also taken offline in support of the people living in Ukraine.
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(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Ukraine)