Anonymous's cyber war against Russia

The famous collective of cyberactivists, Anonymous, has entered the geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration of war and subsequent invasion of Ukraine, Anonymous has declared war against Putin’s government.

The announcement came through their social media channels stating: “The Anonymous collective is officially in cyber war against the Russian government.”

Shortly before Anonymous announced their intentions to scale up operations to a cyber-war, various hackers within the collective took down the website for RT, a Russian state media channel.

Other Kremlin related sites have also been attacked, including the Ministry of Defense.

Anonymous plans to continue operations in the coming days, and some believe Russia may see attempts to steal sensitive information, a move praised by many social media followers.

In addition to conducting their own attacks, it seems that Anonymous has also been leaking Russian military intelligence that they have collected or promoting what is being reported in the media.

On 24 February, the collective tweeted that the Kremlin plans to invade Kyiv within the next ninety-six hours.

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