Russian websites have been downed or displayed anti-war messaging in an alleged mass hacking campaign.
Russian state media outlets TASS, Izvestia, Fontaka, RBC, and Kommersant have all been defaced with antiwar messaging allegedly posted by Anonymous.
“We urge you to stop this madness, do not send your sons and husbands to certain death. Putin makes us lie and puts us in danger. we were isolated from the whole world they stopped buying oil and gas. In a few years, we will live like North Korea. What is it for us? To put Putin in the textbooks? This is not our war, let’s stop it.5300 killed Russian soldiers in Ukraine in 4 days More than in the first Chechen war 1994-1996. Indifferent Journalists of Russia” said the message.
TASS reportedly showed an article detailing the losses of the Russian armed forces before it was reportedly hacked with the message.
TASS, along with other state news articles mentioned were later inaccessible.
Russian government websites like the Kremlin and Duma were also downed by an alleged DDOS attack.
There have also been videos circulating showing Russian television channels being hacked and replaced with Ukrainian propaganda.
Russian-state gas company Gazprom has been apparently downed as well.
Anonymous has declared an all-out war against Russia on February 25th, just after the latter started its invasion of Ukraine.
“The Anonymous collective is officially in cyber war against the Russian government. #Anonymous #Ukraine,” said Anonymous.
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