Anonymous claims it has hacked Russian state TV broadcasts to show war footage from Ukraine


Anonymous claims it has hacked Russian state TV broadcasts to show war footage from Ukraine


Anonymous claims it has hacked into Russian state TV to air footage of the war in Ukraine.

The hacking collective said it targeted Russia 24, Channel One and Moscow 24 to show the realities of the savage invasion.

Vladimir Putin has been telling Russians the invasion is a ‘special military operation’ and a peacekeeping exercise, cracking down on any antiwar dissent.

Kremlin propaganda channels have been claiming it is a civil war that has broken out in Ukraine, led by Nazi nationalists spurred on by the West and the expansion of NATO.

But Anonymous showed Russians the reality of the war in its hack carried out on Sunday it claims.

They also targeted Russian streaming services Wink and Ivi.

The hackers said they are taking part in the ‘biggest Anonymous op ever seen’ in their take-down of Russia. 

Part of the footage aired on Russian TV included the message: ‘ordinary Russians are against the war’ and urged them to oppose the invasion.

Last week, the hackers claimed to have shut down Russia’s space agency so Putin ‘no longer has control over spy satellites’. 

The hacking group Anonymous claims to have shut down Russia's space agency so Vladimir Putin 'no longer has control over spy satellites' amid his invasion of Ukraine (file photo)

The hacking group Anonymous claims to have shut down Russia’s space agency so Vladimir Putin ‘no longer has control over spy satellites’ amid his invasion of Ukraine (file photo) 

Network Battalion 65 or 'NB65', which is affiliated with Anonymous, posted a tweet claiming to show server information for Roscosmos (pictured). However, the head of Roscosmos denied the claim and called Anonymous 'scammers and petty swindlers'

Network Battalion 65 or ‘NB65’, which is affiliated with Anonymous, posted a tweet claiming to show server information for Roscosmos (pictured). However, the head of Roscosmos denied the claim and called Anonymous ‘scammers and petty swindlers’

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Network Battalion 65 or ‘NB65’, which is affiliated with Anonymous, posted a tweet claiming to show server information for Roscosmos.

They said they had downloaded and deleted confidential files related to the space agency’s satellite imaging and Vehicle Monitoring System.

However, the head of Roscosmos denied the claim and called Anonymous ‘scammers and petty swindlers’.  

Director General Dmitry Rogozin tweeted: ‘The information of these scammers and petty swindlers is not true. 

‘All our space activity control centers are operating normally.’ 

He added that Russia would treat any hacking of its satellites as a justification for war. 

Rogozin has previously said that control of the Russian space industry, orbital group and the Russian International Space Station segment is protected from cyber criminals.  

Earlier the hackers tweeted: ‘The WS02 was deleted, credentials were rotated, and the server is shut down.

‘We won’t stop until you stop dropping bombs, killing civilians, and trying to invade. Go the f*** back to Russia.’

It comes just days after Anonymous claimed it had successfully breached over 300 Russian websites and offered troops more than $53,000 (£39,000) to give up their tanks.

The hacker community claims to have collected over RUB 1 billion ($10.3 million) and is offering tank crews money for each surrendered tank, according to Ukrainian media.

Anonymous declared ‘cyber war’ against Putin’s government after he mounted a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

In a post on Twitter, the group wrote: ‘The Anonymous collective is officially in cyber war against the Russian government.’

Around 30 minutes later, they announced that they had taken down the website of the Kremlin-backed TV channel RT, which broadcasts in Britain and has been heavily criticised for its coverage.

Anonymous has previously targeted groups including the Ku Klux Klan and Islamic extremists.

Members are known as ‘Anons’ and are distinguished by their Guy Fawkes masks.

In July last year, the collective warned Tesla founder Elon Musk that they planned to target him after saying he wields too much power over the cryptocurrency markets.

The group also announced that they had taken down the website of the Kremlin-backed TV channel RT, which broadcasts in Britain and has been heavily criticised for its coverage

The group also announced that they had taken down the website of the Kremlin-backed TV channel RT, which broadcasts in Britain and has been heavily criticised for its coverage

THE ELUSIVE HACKING GROUP ANONYMOUS 

Hacker group Anonymous has been linked to online attacks around the world aimed at punishing governments for policies of which the hackers disapprove.

Members are known as ‘Anons’ and are distinguished by their Guy Fawkes masks.

The group are seen as anything from digital Robin Hoods to cyber terrorists for their hacking campaigns against government agencies, child pornography sites and the Klu Klux Klan. 

In 2008 the online community staged a series of protests, pranks, and hacks Church of Scientology as part if its ‘Project Chanology.’

Later targets of Anonymous ‘hacktivism’ included government agencies of the US, Israel, Tunisia, Uganda, and others, copyright protection agencies; the Westboro Baptist Church; and corporations such as PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, and Sony. 

In 2013 they declared war on secretive ‘chat sites’ used by paedophiles to trade images. 

Dozens of people have been arrested for involvement in Anonymous cyberattacks, in countries including the US, UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey. 

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