Weeks before tanks and soldiers marched on the cities of Ukraine, Russia carried out a series of successful cyberattacks against Ukraine, hitting critical infrastructure and financial institutions around the country with at least six unique strains of destructive wiper malware. Recent reporting confirms Russia’s GRU also carried out a massive cyberattack against Viasat, knocking its customers’ KA-SAT satellite broadband offline an hour before the invasion.
But Russia’s pre-invasion attacks against Ukraine pale in comparison to the retaliative cyberattacks launched against Russia by the international hacktivist community since Feb. 24, following calls from the Ukrainian authorities. Thousands of hacktivists, cybersecurity researchers, pen-testers, and ‘greyhats’ are actively participating in daily campaigns to disrupt Russia’s military offensive and influence the perceptions of the Russian people trapped behind the walls of the iron curtain.
DarkOwl, a US-based provider of darknet data, has shared their analyis and findings on this unfolding cyberwarHow Russia’s war on Ukraine and Kyiv’s call for help sparked off the first ever global cyber guerrillaRead More