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Anonymous announces cyber-war against Russian Killnet

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Kumud Rathore

May 23, 2022

Anonymous, an activist group has announced a cyber-war against the pro-Russian group Killnet which attacked European institutions. Anonymous declared a “cyberwar” against Putin’s government after its Ukrainian invasion. It includes leaking over 360,000 Russian federal agency files in the process. On Twitter, the @YourAnonOne account announced the cyber war against the pro-Russian hacker group #Killnet. Anonymous published a message announcing that the official Killnet site was taken offline later. Last week, Killnet attacked the websites of Italian institutions and government ministries: the superior council of the judiciary, its foreign affairs, education & cultural heritage ministries. May 16 reports Killnet launched attacks in early May targeting Italy’s upper house of parliament, the National Health Institute (ISS) and the Automobile Club d’Italia. Cybersecurity agencies in the US, UK, Australia, Canada & New Zealand issued a warning to organisations beyond Ukraine’s borders that pro-Russian hackers may soon become targets. Five Eyes Alliance (FVEY) published its most detailed threat assessment on the last day, including information on Kremlin-backed units and cybercrime groups pledging to support Russia. Reports claimed– cybercrime groups could threaten Western critical national infrastructure (CNI) organizations including data leak extortionists the CoomingProject, DDoS-ers Killnet, Emotet operators Mummy and Sality botnet developer Salty Spider.

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