Ukrainian hacker told Financial Times about the resistance of the hacker group Hackyourmom founded by him to the Russian invaders.
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Nikita Knysh told the publication that before the full-scale war, he headed the HackControl cybersecurity company in Kharkov. After February 24, he called his company’s employees into the Hackyourmom group to provide cyber resistance to the Russians, and now this group has about 30 people.
Knysh claims that his group participated in various hacker attacks, hacked into thousands of CCTV cameras in Belarus, hacked into Russian propaganda TV channels to broadcast information about the victims among the civilian population of Ukraine, participated in the consolidation of home routers in the temporarily occupied territory into massive networks of bots that blocked Russian websites, and even participated in the hacking and disclosure of databases of Russian army contract soldiers.
Also, according to him, the hackers identified a Russian base near the temporarily occupied Melitopol, Zaporozhye region. Using fake profiles of attractive girls on Facebook and Russian social networks, the hackers tricked the occupiers into sending them photos that could be used to determine the geolocation. Cyber experts shared pictures with the Ukrainian army.
Literally a few days later, according to Knysh, on TV, hackers were already watching how Ukrainian artillerymen blew up the base.
The Financial Times emphasized that the journalists were able to partially verify the information that Knysh said, but some of the data was confirmed.
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