The same day that Russia invaded Ukraine, online hacktivist group “Anonymous” declared war on them. They began by taking down Russia’s biggest foreign propaganda outlet, Russia Today or RT the same day of the invasion.
The next day, the hacker group took credit for taking down the Russian Ministry of Defense website.
Now, Anonymous has allegedly hacked in to Russian state TV channels and is showing average Russian citizens the truth about Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
They are allegedly showing Ukrainians war footage from the invasion and putting anti-war messages on their televisions such as ‘Ordinary Russians oppose the war’
The Daily Mail Reports–
— Anonymous (@YourAnonOne) February 24, 2022
“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 anti-war 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.”
Anonymous also claims to have hacked Russian satellites, knocking out a large number of spy cameras that Putin uses to monitor and crack down on dissent.