As the war in Ukraine escalates, hackers join the Ukrainian forces to express their support on the cyber front - this time, by hacking the Russian ombudsman website and leaking a database of documents and images.
Following the war on Russia declared by Anonymous, many hackers have come to do their fair share.
A group of hackers, who are coordinating to hack Russian websites and infrastructure, hacked into the ombudsman website and put up a message encouraging Russian citizens to join the ongoing protests.
“There is a war going on in Ukraine. Hundreds of Ukrainians die every day. Hundreds of Russians die every day. Ukrainians are dying for their land, for their homeland, which was attacked by the aggressor. What are the Russian guys dying for?... The fall of the ruble, hyperinflation, salaries for which nothing can be purchased, and food on cards - this is the reality of the near future…Putting up a ‘No War’ banner is not enough…When there are few people - this is a force to be reckoned with. Take to the streets on anti-war alarms. Order to see the power and hear you. It's up to you to win. The future of your children depends on what you do today. Take action,” the statement in the Russian language on the hacked website reads.
Graphic images that follow the statement illustrate alleged corpses of Russian soldiers. Russia has not yet officially commented on the information concerning their casualties.
The posted database consists of Bitrix CMS settings, news data, documents of unknown origin, and many images.
Anonymous has earlier claimed to have hacked Russian TV channels to broadcast actual footage of the war in Ukraine. Russian media has been repeatedly accused of promoting a one-sided narrative, glorifying the “special operation” aimed at the "demilitarisation and de-Nazification" of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian national anthem was also played on Russian channels, according to The Kyiv Independent.
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