Hackers have announced cyber war on Russia after Ukraine assault and targeted Russian government websites and played Ukrainian national anthem on some of Russia’s news channels.
According to the Guardian, hacker group Anonymous has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tweet that some of his secrets may be revealed and that Russia should expect several cyberattacks.
Anonymous’ message to Putin
The Twitter account of Anonymous named @YourAnonOne discussed the entire Russia and Ukraine crises in detail, with a warning for President Putin.
“The ongoing invasion of Ukraine has shown that your regime has no respect for human rights or the self-determination of your neighbours,” their video statement started.
“In the past several days, a full-scale assault has commenced, civilian neighbourhoods have been bombed and innocent people have been killed.”
“Refugees are fleeing the violence and the population is being forced into conscription by Ukrainian officials. This is an ugly situation all around, but you are the instigator,” the video statement said.
“You have criticised the US military and NATO for their occupation and bombardment of the middle east, which is certainly a fair criticism, but you have shown that you are no better than the imperialist governments that you criticise and the whole world can see through your propaganda.”
“Even the citizens that you are claiming to protect are entirely against the war and protesting across dozens of major cities in Russia.”
Your tyrannical response to the Russian anti-war protestors will only spark further unrest among the Russian people, who are suffering the consequences of your foolish actions.
The sanctions will hurt your citizens far more than they will hurt you, which is why the sanctions are not a proper deterrent.
Now, the most popular resistance has come from within, due to concerns that your ambitions for conquest are much greater than you are willing to admit.
If you continue on this path, you will lose support among Russian citizens, other countries around the world will refuse to cooperate with you and you will face unprecedented cyberattacks from all corners of the world.
Members of Anonymous have declared cyber war against your aggressive regime, with numerous government websites being taken offline in the past several days.
A few downed websites is only the beginning, though. Soon you will feel the wrath of the world’s hackers, many of whom likely reside from your home country.
Your secrets may no longer be safe and there is a chance that key components of your government’s infrastructure could be hijacked.
Now, with the invasion of Ukraine, the previous invasions of Georgia and Crimea are starting to come into focus and show a clear strategy for Russia to recapture areas that were once held by the Soviet Union.