Hacking group Anonymous said it would support Ukraine in its fight against Russia and has already claimed the attack on the state-controlled TV network Russia Today.
Anonymous claimed credit for the attack, posting on Twitter that it took down the “propaganda station … in response to Kremlin’s brutal invasion.”
“Due to the hack there were temporary website access limitations for some users, yet RT promptly resolved these issues,” the Independent reported.
Russia launched a “full-scale invasion” of Ukraine on Wednesday, with explosions reported near Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, Mariupol, and the capital Kyiv.
Media reports said there had been 137 deaths and 316 injuries of Ukrainian civilians and soldiers so far.
The media outlet RT was criticized for putting out “propaganda” to the extent that the UK government asked media regulator Ofcom to review its output.
Previously, the hacking group Anonymous was reported to have supported protests after the death of George Floyd in 2020 and its declaration of ‘war’ on the Turkish government in 2015 due to the belief it was working with Isis.
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