December 3, 2022

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Collective Anonymous deletes the Russian government website

Collective Anonymous deletes the Russian government website

Last week, exactly on Thursday (24), through one of your accounts on TwitterThe hacker group Anonymous has declared “cyberwar” against the Russian government, after the country carried out attacks and aggressively invaded Ukrainian territory, in a geopolitical crisis that worries everyone. On that occasion, the hacker group claimed to be responsible for an attack on the English-language news website RT, called Russia Today.

This news site is financially maintained by the Russian government, and its content is intended to disseminate information about the country to an outside audience, but with a completely biased editorial bias appropriate to the military actions of put it inAssuming it was just a defense.

According to RIA Novosti news agency, the Anonymous Group’s hacking attack on the news site was of a DDoS type and also slowed down several official domains linked to the Russian government, as well as leaving some offline for “extended periods of time”.

“We as a group only want peace in the world. We want a future for all of humanity. Therefore, we want you to understand that this is entirely directed at the actions of the Russian government and Putin,” said the collective publication.

On Friday (25), the Brazilian part of Anonymous in Brazil #Etersec announced its support for the attack on the websites of Russia. However, the group also stressed that the measures do not mean that it supports the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

“Several cells carry out attacks on Russian government websites in protest of the invasion of Ukraine. We support this position. Twitter said that the response to the Russian imperialist invasion does not mean our support for NATO, which is a tool of another imperialist power.”

It is worth noting that the anonymous hacker group has several cells scattered all over the world, but can take different locations. However, the majority are currently opposed to the actions of the Russian and US government.

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Check out the groups’ tweets.