The hacktivist movement Anonymous is open about its support for Ukraine in the ongoing war with Russia. Anonymous threatened Russian President Vladimir Putin in a video message released on February 27th, 2022, that his country’s essential infrastructure may be subjected to unprecedented cyberattacks.
Anonymous and other hacktivist organizations are currently launching various cyberattacks against the Russian government, media, corporations, and financial institutions. Defacement of websites, hacking into live TV feeds, DDoS assaults, and showing pro-Ukrainian slogans are examples of these attacks.
According to a video circulating on major Anonymous hacktivist Twitter accounts, the gang could hack multiple Russian state television networks and deface/interrupt their ongoing broadcasts with the Ukrainian national anthem. Following the national anthem, the hacktivists transmitted live coverage of the events in Ukraine.
According to a video uploaded on Twitter, Hackread.com can confirm that a cyberattack attacked what seemed to be an EV charging station in Moscow, after which its operation was disrupted. The station’s screen was compelled to air anti-Putin and pro-Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy messages due to the incident. While others around were debating the problem in Russian, the screen also projected a “Glory to Ukraine” message.
Anonymous has also claimed credit for hacking a Russian Linux terminal and gas control system in Nogir, North Ossetia, and gaining control. A screenshot of the hack circulating on Twitter indicates that the attackers changed the dates and could have escalated the gas pressure to the point where it would explode into fireworks. Still, they didn’t because a human controller intervened quickly.
Anonymous claimed to have knocked down the Chechen government website on Twitter, but it’s still offline. It is crucial mentioning that Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is a Putin friend who has sent Chechen troops to Ukraine to aid Russia. Although unverified, Anonymous also shared an audio recording purporting to be intercepted discussions between Russian military officers. The organization has threatened the Russian government, saying that these occurrences would continue until the situation is addressed amicably.