Cyber Warfare

Notorious Hacker Group ‘Anonymous’ Launches Cyber War Against Russia

Here’s everything they’ve hacked so far and what confidential information they’ve leaked to the public

Alex Bentley
5 min readFeb 27, 2022

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The notorious hacker collective, Anonymous, has re-emerged.

For those who’ve never heard of Anonymous before, they are a decentralized group of hackers and activists with their origins dating back to 2003. Within a decade, the hacktivists grew in popularity and became a force to reckon with.

For nearly two decades, Anonymous has launched cyberattacks against nations, government organizations, and corporations with the single aim of exposing corruption while supporting the underdogs.

And they’ve returned with their most pervasive hacking campaign yet.

To cut off the head of the Russian beast named Vladimir Putin.

The “stone cold” face of Russian President, Vladimir Putin. (Photo: UnHerd)

The Threat of Cyber War

In the war's wake between Russia and Ukraine, Anonymous has declared a “cyber war” against Vladimir Putin and the Russian government.

On February 24, in the hours after the war began, the hacktivist collective announced they took down the popular news media website, Russia Today, by using a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. Since then, the Russian news site got their servers back up while avoiding further cyber attacks.

Anonymous is taking a very proactive part in the Russia/Ukraine war.

Another one of their purported hacks included breaking into several Russian state-owned TV stations and remotely broadcasting national symbols and music from Ukraine.

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Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.