Anonymous Declares ‘Cyberwar’ on Russia and Pledges Support for Ukraine

“Greetings citizens of the world!”

This is how the international collective of hackers and activists Anonymous started their message to Vladimir Putin, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Last week, on President Putin’s orders, Russian forces invaded Ukraine overnight and attacked targets across the country, prompting a response from Ukraine’s military.

As the conflict continues, measures are being taken, and countries and their leaders all over the world stand by Ukraine, hackers are also picking sides. The hacker collective Anonymous publicly declared cyberwar against Russia, supporting Ukraine.

Late Thursday, the group tweeted from an Anonymous-linked account, @YourAnonOne, that it was targeting Vladimir Putin’s regime.

The Anonymous collective is officially in cyber war against the Russian government. #Anonymous #Ukraine

— Anonymous (@YourAnonOne) February 24, 2022

Since then, Anonymous has claimed responsibility for a slew of cyber-attacks, including Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks that took down government websites and Russia Today, the state-backed news service.

#Anonymous message to Vladimir Putin

— Anonymous (@LatestAnonPress) February 27, 2022

The DDoS attacks appeared to be ongoing on Sunday afternoon, with the Kremlin and Ministry of Defense official websites still inaccessible.

The group also claimed to have hacked the Ministry of Defence database, while on

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