The hacking group Anonymous has “declared a cyber war” against the Russian government as Vladimir Putin launched a “full scale invasion” into Ukraine.
Anonymous have brought down “websites of the Kremlin” which includes “Kremlin.ru” the “government.ru” and “the Russian defense ministry mil.ru” are all down.
The hacking group has also brought the Russian state “propoganda” news website Russia Today and the Russian oil giant Gazprom.
— Anonymous TV 🌐 (@YourAnonTV) February 24, 2022
The Labour leader called RT a “propaganda” website and there have been calls to Ofcom to remove their broadcasting licence.
A message on a Twitter account claiming to represent Anonymous said, “The Anonymous collective is officially in cyber war against the Russian government.”
Some 40 minutes later, the group said it had “taken down the website of the #Russian propaganda station RT News.”
It added, “We read your messages, thank you for supporting Ukraine. Let’s be united!”
A post shared on Thursday on hacker forums read, “Ukrainian cybercommunity! It’s time to get involved in the cyber defense of our country.”