Some Russian government websites are down, including the Kremlin and Ministry of Defense websites. Hackers from the Anonymus group also allegedly stole data from the Ministry of Defense website.
The hacker group Anonymous reports that it hacked the website of the Russian Ministry of National Defense and disclosed a database containing telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and names of ministry employees. Some Russian government websites are also down, including the Kremlin and Ministry of Defense websites.
On February 24, the Twitter account YourAnonOne began posting content related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and reported that the Anonymus collective had officially launched a cyberwar against the Russian government. During this time, the group managed to disable the website of Russia Today television and some government agencies, as well as the websites of ICT and communications companies.
Ukraine. Biden Considers Massive Cyber Attack on Russia
According to NBC News, Joe Biden was introduced to the United States’ proposal to launch massive cyberattacks aimed at disrupting Russia’s ability to maintain military operations in Ukraine.
NBC News cites the findings of two U.S. intelligence officials, one intelligence official from another Western country and another source who wished to remain anonymous.
They show that American intelligence and United States cyber forces have proposed the use of American cyber weapons on an unprecedented scale. One of the possible scenarios being considered is the option of interrupting internet connectivity throughout Russia, cutting off the electricity supply and taking control of the railway traffic control system. In this way, the Kremlin would be completely deprived of the possibility of supplying its forces directed to Ukraine.
All interlocutors of the American station emphasized that no final decisions regarding a possible cyber attack have been made yet.