Another day of cyber war for Anonymous, which continues its offensive to blow up Russian sites, gather important information and protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the last few hours the collective has scored several important hits. Including having communicated a plan to take the life of the Ukrainian president Zelensky (perhaps it came from dissidents of the Russian secret services) and not only. It seems the hacktivist group is proposing Bitcoin to Russian soldiers to sell tanks and weapons.
Anonymous: Russian plans revealed, here are the new hits of the cyber war
The Anonymous offensive continues. But as we have already explained to you in making the reports of the other days, it remains difficult to verify the origin of the information and the attacks in this cyber war. In addition to the Anonymous hackers there are several operators who are standing attacking the Kremlin electronically in these hours. And the possibility remains that behind the attacks there is the work of some state agent (with the United States that could work in the shadows).
However, attacks on the Kremlin continue. Because as Anonymous explains on Twitter: “No. Anonymous is not at war with Russia. We are at war against Putin. The Russian people do not support Putin’s war of aggression against the Ukrainian people ”.
New Anonymous attacks, Russian plans against Ukrainian president revealed
The most important news reported by the social media accounts of the hacker group concerns a fundamental news, but which they did not obtain thanks to their skills as a hacker. Indeed it appears that information on a supposed plan for assassinate President Volodymyr Zelensky did not come from cyber espionage. But it seems that the FSB (the Russian secret service) voluntarily leaked the news to Kyiv. This could be a first act of rebellion by the military and espionage against the Kremlin.
Instead it would come from the research of the group in Russian government servers the discovery of the plans to attack Ukraine. Documents attesting that the decision to strike Kyiv has been approved as early as January 18, foreseeing an initial attack from February 20 to March 6.
Leaked document from Russian troops showing war against Ukraine was approved on 18th January, and initial plan to seize Ukraine starting 20th Feb to 06th March pic.twitter.com/4zsZD9i0R4
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) March 2, 2022
Instead the analyst Michael Horowitz confirmed the quality of the data collected. But he allegedly attributed the discovery of these documents to Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, with Anonymous only spreading the Russian plans. Which in any case would now be in Kyiv’s hands, forcing Putin’s army to change on the run.
Anonymous tries to buy tanks (but the Russian hackers’ counter-offensive starts)
According to reports from various newspapers as well as some Twitter accounts linked to Anonymous, the hacker group is also trying to to desert members of the Russian army. In particular, they appear to have proposed rewards up to 50 thousand euros in Bitcoin (about 5 million Russian rubles) for each tank delivered to the Ukrainian defense.
According to the hacker collective, they should simply place a white flag on their floats and set how vehicle access password “million“, In order to declare themselves defeated and obtain the reward. A tactic that could hardly prove to be successful but that could at least undermine the confidence of the Russian army.
But Russian hackers are also responding. Not only the Kremlin cyber armies but also theoretically unaffiliated groups such as Killnet. He allegedly announced a direct attack on the Anonymous website (which is still online), saying: “The Internet is full of false information on Russian bank hacks, attacks on Russian media servers and much more. All of this is not dangerous for people. This “information bomb” contains only text. And nothing more bad. Don’t fall in love with false information on the internet. Have no doubts in your country “.
Despite what Killnet said seems to be Russian propaganda, it is actually difficult to verify the work of Anonymous. The Russian media did not disclose the attacks suffered e the anonymity of the collective makes fast and effective fact-checking impossible. However, a lot of information has been verified by independent sources. We advise you not to take everything for authentic but it seems that many more reputable sources are testing a good portion of the attacks.
In recent days, we report:
- February 25 Anonymous publishes the data of the Russian Ministry of Defense (perhaps already leaked in the past)
- Anonymous hits and takes the Gazprom sitethe main supplier of Russian gas (which after the invasion is no longer sponsor of the Champions League)
- In Belarusthe site of the leading manufacturer of Tetraedr weapons ends offline. Services railway vanno ko
- Offline i siti del Ministry of Justice and Energy Russians
- They come online over 40 thousand documents in Russian del Russian Nuclear Safety Institute
- Only on the weekend Anonymous dark over 300 websites: Russian financial institutions, government agencies and media apparatuses
- Information from over 20 thousand current accounts of the Russian state bank SberBank they end up on the net
- Blocked the site bestchange.rupreventing you from converting rubles into cryptocurrencies
- The group allegedly blocked several Russian media outlets, including TASS, rbc.ru, kommersant.ru, fontanka.ru e iz.ru.
- The electrek website reports the tampering of some charging stations for electric cars in Russia. The display reads insults to Putin, such as Putin Xujlo, which we could translate as “Putin the head of c *** o”. Others showed the writing “Glory to Ukraine”
- The navigation of the yatch of the Russian president ‘Graceful’ gets hacked. On the tracking site the name changes to report insults to Putin, the destination of his next trip reads: ‘HELL‘, inferno
- the Russian TV they show Russian folk songs (this information has not received independent confirmation) and messages to the population about the true human cost of the conflict
- Anonymous ha posted the frequencies of Russian military short-range radios, thinking that the Ukrainian population and army can send messages to the troops inviting them to desertion.
- The group would have subtracted of the data to the Russian Ministry of Economic Developmentby publishing your data online.
- The affiliated collective NB65 would have blocked the space agency site Roscosmosby accessing the satellite monitoring service
The situation is constantly developing. We recommend that you follow our live coverage of the ‘digital’ front of the conflict. We will continue to keep you informed.