Russia seeks revenge for cyber-aggression
Russia warns governments not to carry out cyberattacks against the country. According to the Russian foreign ministry, “anonymous hackers and provocateurs who support the regime in Kiev” are waging a cyberwar of unprecedented proportions. The Kremlin pledges to take firm action against this cyber aggression.
This is stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press statement, the Russian state news agency TASS reported.
Cyber attacks against Ukraine
It has been five weeks since Russia invaded neighboring Ukraine. The war is raging not only on the ground but also online. The first cyberattack took place just before the Russian invasion. Hackers then shut down the websites of various Ukrainian government services. “Be afraid and expect the worst,” the message read.
A DDoS attack took place a few days after the war broke out. Two Ukrainian banks and the Ministry of Defense were then targeted. Security experts suspect that Russian state hackers are responsible for both attacks. The Kremlin vehemently denies having anything to do with this.
‘Serious consequences for the instigators and perpetrators’
Russia itself has also been targeted by hackers on more than one occasion. Hackers group Anonymous has attacked the country several times in recent weeks. Members took the websites of the Kremlin, the Ministry of Defense, and the State Duma offline, among other things. The group also claimed responsibility for the cyberattack on the Russian Central Bank.
The cyberattacks have not gone unnoticed by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In a press statement, the department writes