The infamous hacking group Anonymous have spectacularly hacked the Russian Ministry of Defence database and leaked thousands of emails, passwords and telephone numbers.
This comes after the group declared war on Russia on Friday and brought down “websites of the Kremlin” which includes “Kremlin.ru” the “government.ru” and “the Russian defense ministry mil.ru.”
Late last night Anonymous tweeted, “Hackers all around the world: target Russia in the name of #anonymous let them know we do not forgive, we do not forget. Anonymous owns fascists, always.”
On Saturday morning the hacking group announced that they had uncovered 200 gigabytes of emails from Belarusian weapons manufacturer Tetraedr, who they say are the company which has provided Vladimir Putin with logistical support for the invasion into Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government asked last week for hackers to strike and Anonymous collective have answered their call for help.
The Russian based cybercrime group Conti, have pledged to attack the Kremlin’s enemies if they respond to the invasion of Ukraine.
The Conti group have announced their “full support” for the Russian government.
The Conti group said, “If anybody will decide to organise a cyberattack or any war activities against Russia, we are going to use our all possible resources to strike back at the critical infrastructures of an enemy.”
It added, “We read your messages, thank you for supporting Ukraine. Let’s be united!”
A post shared on Thursday on hacker forums read, “Ukrainian cybercommunity! It’s time to get involved in the cyber defense of our country.”