Feb 7- Feb 27 Ukraine – Russia the silent cyber conflict

Pierluigi Paganini February 27, 2022

This post provides a timeline of the events related to the Russia invasion of Ukraine from the cyber security perspective.

Below is the timeline of Russia – Ukraine cyber dispute

February 27 – Ukraine: Volunteer IT Army is going to hit tens of Russian targets from this list

Ukraine is recruiting a volunteer IT army composed of white hat hackers to launch attacks on a list of Russian entities.

February 26 – Russia restricts Twitter in the country amid conflict with Ukraine

Global internet monitor working group NetBlocks reported that Twitter has been restricted in Russia amid conflict with Ukraine.

February 25 – Ukraine calls on independent hackers to defend against Russia, Russian underground responds

While Ukraine calls for hacker underground to defend against Russia, ransomware gangs make their moves.

February 25 – Ukraine: Belarusian APT group UNC1151 targets military personnel with spear phishing

The CERT of Ukraine (CERT-UA) warned of a spear-phishing campaign targeting Ukrainian armed forces personnel.

February 25 – Anonymous launched its offensive on Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine

The popular collective Anonymous declared war on Russia for the illegitimate invasion of Ukraine and announced a series of cyber attacks calling to action its members

February 24 – Data wiper attacks on Ukraine were planned at least in November and used ransomware as decoy

Experts reported that the wiper attacks that yesterday hit hundreds of systems in Ukraine used a GoLang-based ransomware decoy.

February 19 – White House and UK Gov attribute DDoS attacks on Ukraine to Russia’s GRU

The White House has linked the recent DDoS attacks against Ukraine ‘s banks and defense agencies to Russia’s GRU.

February 15 – Ukraine: Military defense agencies and banks hit by cyberattacks

Ukraine ‘s defense agencies and two state-owned banks were hit by Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks.

February 14 – SSU: Russia-linked actors are targeting Ukraine with ‘massive wave of hybrid warfare’

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) said the country is the target of an ongoing “wave of hybrid warfare.”

February 7 – Russian Gamaredon APT is targeting Ukraine since October

Russia-linked APT group Gamaredon is behind spear-phishing attacks against Ukrainian entities and organizations since October 2021.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Ukraine)

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