Notorious hacker group Anonymous declares war on Putin and Russia...

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This is awesome. May they unleash absolute havoc on Putin and his bullies.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/hacking-collective-anonymous-declare-war-putin-russia-invades-ukraine

Hacking collective Anonymous appears to declare war on Putin after Russia invades Ukraine

Multiple Russian government websites were intermittently unavailable on Thursday​


Anonymous, an international hacking collective that has conducted cyberattacks against governments and corporations, appeared to declare war against Putin and Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine.

The "YourAnonNews" Twitter account, which boasts 6.5 million followers, made the declaration on Thursday, saying that the hacking group is "currently involved in operations against the Russian Federation."

"We want the Russian people to understand that we know it's hard for them to speak out against their dictator for fear of reprisals," the decentralized hacking collective said.

"We, as a collective want only peace in the world. We want a future for all of humanity. So, while people around the globe smash your internet providers to bits, understand that it's entirely directed at the actions of the Russian government and Putin."

RT.com, a Russian government-funded media outlet that the U.S. State Department describes as a critical element in "Russia’s disinformation and propaganda ecosystem," said that it was targeted in what appears to be a widespread denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

A DDoS attack is a coordinated effort to knock a website offline by flooding it with traffic.

Websites for the Kremlin and State Duma lower house of parliament were also intermittently unavailable on Thursday, which could have been caused by DDoS attacks.

Ukraine Defense Ministry officials requested assistance from the country's hacker underground on Thursday morning to beef up their cybersecurity defenses, Reuters reports.

Yegor Aushev, the co-founder of a cybersecurity company in Kyiv, told the news outlet that offensive volunteers will conduct digital espionage against Russian forces, while defensive volunteers will help protect the country's infrastructure.

Several Ukrainian government websites were hit by DDoS attacks on Thursday as Russian troops inched closer to Kyiv.

The U.S. government is bracing for potential cyberattacks on the nation's financial institutions, a homeland security official told FOX Business on Thursday.
 

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I'm sure Russia doesn't give a rip
 

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I agree^^^^^^^
Not sure the financial side is as important for Putin as people think. If you believe finances are the most important thing you may be shaking in your boots. Putin doesn't want Ukraine to be free, a member of Nato, a buffer to his empire, a block to the sea. All of these or none. Another instance of not knowing our enemies. That we could impose sanctions after the fact of a staging of an invasion(many weeks) and think somehow that would be enough. Wishful thinking at best. Weakness more likely by us and Nato.
 

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The financial side might not be important to Putin, but it is to the oligarchs that keep him in power…
 
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The biggest threat from hacking is not financial. It is just the part that hackers have targeted up to now because that is how they benefit. In the right systems they could do serious damage. Besides, every effort to delay Russian activity of any kind right now helps Ukraine, if for no other reason than morale.
 

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The biggest threat from hacking is not financial. It is just the part that hackers have targeted up to now because that is how they benefit. In the right systems they could do serious damage. Besides, every effort to delay Russian activity of any kind right now helps Ukraine, if for no other reason than morale.
And to your point....reload
 

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