CH01 claimed responsibility for the cyber attacks, calling it “an effort to show that Russia isn’t alone in its actions.” The group said it hopes the attack will cause people to question Russian involvement in the invasion.
The Kremlin was the target of a cyberattack that replaced the sites’ content with a video showing the Kremlin on fire, along with a song by a Russian rock band named Kino. The video also includes a QR code that links to a Telegram channel, where the hackers posted a message claiming responsibility for the attacks and making it clear that these defacements were politically motivated.
Russian hackers are working together to launch a cyberwar against Putin’s dictatorship. Cyber hyber-attacks aim to embarrass the Kremlin and show the public that Putin’s rule is illegitimate. The CH01 group of hackers claims this is in solidarity with the civilized world, and that they seek justice and the triumph of good over evil.
According to the analysis of Telegram channels and social media accounts of CH01, the group seems to be brand new, and has only been active for a few days. They have published their first tweet on the same day, and their only subscribers are in Telegram. Their main goal seems to be cybercrime, with focuses on stealing personal data from people and businesses.
The hacked websites listed on Friday night include sites belonging to governments, major corporations and media organizations. The list includes the Russian government’s official website, as well as those of UK carrier Boots, Spanish banks BBVA and Caixabank, Australian financial institution ANZ and French computer maker HP.
The hackers Who breached the Democratic National Committee (DNC) last year appear to have made good on a promised release of a stolen trove of documents that could embarrass the party. On Sunday, they launched a modified version of the Russian propaganda site, InfoWars.com, complete with plug for Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and links to stories pushing conspiracy
Various companies and their respective websites were hacked in a massive attack that took place earlier this year. Among the hacked websites, there’s one bakery, a company that distributes products for farming, a restaurant, a recording studio, a company that sells delivery services and technology to restaurants in Russia, a company that makes components for mechanical engineering and agriculture and a brick maker.
Two of the websites that were defaced by hackers 12 hours ago have since returned to their normal appearance. While some people are hesitant to give cyber-security a lot of credit, it seems as though organizations like TechGround do an excellent job of keeping their users informed and protected.
One of the most popular bands in Russia during the 1980s was Kino. Their lyrics often focused on themes of freedom, even though they were not overtly political. The choice to play “A Song Without Words” at Putin’s inauguration ceremony suggests that he is looking to project a more restrained image and emphasize his connection with the people, even if that means avoiding overt displays of power.
While groups like the Ukraine IT Army are often credited with successful hacks against Russian websites, the group is not without its detractors. Some Ukrainian security experts claim that Russia uses hacktivist groups to carry out disinformation campaigns and to destabilize the country.hacktivist activities aren’t just confined to Russia or Ukraine either- a number of hacktivist groups operate throughout Europe and North Asia, engaging in various campaigns against targets like Syrian government sites or Turkish companies involved in the dispute over Cyprus
According to Secretary of State Blinken, the Russian government has been deliberately attacking Ukraine with malicious cyber activity in order to disrupt the country’s government and destabilize its territory. The statement calls on Russia to cease these efforts immediately, and notes that such behavior is a blatant violation of international law.
With reports of Russian hackers infiltrating Ukrainian military systems in an attempt to disrupt the war effort, many experts are worried about potential hacks during the conflict. In 2013, Ukraine was hit by a massive cyberattack that resulted in wide-scale disruption across the country. While it’s unclear if these hacks are linked to Russia or just opportunistic players looking for vulnerabilities, it’s clear that they pose a serious threat to all parties involved in the Ukraine conflict.