Feb 27- Mar 05 Ukraine – Russia the silent cyber conflict

Pierluigi Paganini March 06, 2022

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

March 5 – Anonymous #OpRussia Thousands of sites hacked, data leaks and more

Anonymous and its affiliates continue to target Russia and Belarus, it is also targeting the Russian disinformation machine.

March 5 – Thousands of satellite users offline in Europe following a cyberattack, is it a conflict spillover?

Thousands of satellite internet users across Europe were disconnected from the internet by a cyber-event, experts suspect a cyber attack.

March 4 – Russian watchdog Roskomnadzor also blocked Facebook in Russia

State communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has ordered to block access to Facebook in Russia amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

March 4 – These are the sources of DDoS attacks against Russia, local NCCC warns

Russian government released a list containing IP addresses and domains behind DDoS attacks that hit Russian infrastructure after the invasion.

March 4 – Russia-Ukraine, who are the soldiers that crowd cyberspace?

While Russia is invading Ukraine, multiple forces are joining in the conflict, especially in the cyber space, let’s analyze them

March 3 – Avast released a free decryptor for the HermeticRansom that hit Ukraine

Avast released a decryptor for the HermeticRansom ransomware used in recent targeted attacks against Ukrainian entities.

March 3 – Ukrainian WordPress sites under massive complex attacks

Researchers observed a spike in the attacks against Ukrainian WordPress sites since the beginning of the military invasion of the country.

March 2 – A cyberattack on Russian satellites is an act of war, the invasion of Ukraine no

Russia considers it legitimate to invade another country but warns it will consider cyberattacks on its satellites an act of war.

March 2 – Asylum Ambuscade spear-phishing campaign targets EU countries aiding Ukrainian refugees

A spear-phishing campaign, tracked as Asylum Ambuscade, targets European government personnel aiding Ukrainian refugees.

March 2 – Anonymous and its affiliates continue to cause damage to Russia

The massive operation launched by the Anonymous collective against Russia for its illegitimate invasion continues.

March 2 – Ukrainian researcher leaked the source code of Conti Ransomware

A Ukrainian researcher leaked the source for the Conti ransomware and components for the control panels.

March 1 – IsaacWiper, the third wiper spotted since the beginning of the Russian invasion

IsaacWiper, a new data wiper was used against an unnamed Ukrainian government network after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

March 1 – CISA and FBI warn of potential data wiping attacks spillover

US CISA and the FBI warned US organizations that data wiping attacks targeting Ukraine entities could spill over to targets worldwide.

March 1 – FoxBlade malware targeted Ukrainian networks hours before Russia’s invasion

Microsoft revealed that Ukrainian entities were targeted with a previous undetected malware, dubbed FoxBlade, several hours before the invasion.

February 28 – Anonymous hit Russian Nuclear Institute and leak stolen data

Anonymous and other hacker groups that responded to the call to war against Russia continue to launch cyberattacks on gov organizations and businesses.

February 28 – Researcher leaked Conti’s internal chat messages in response to its support to Russia

A Ukrainian researcher leaked tens of thousands of internal chat messages belonging to the Conti ransomware operation.

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 27 – Anonymous breached the internal network of Belarusian railways

The Anonymous hacker collective claims to have breached the Belarusian Railway’s data-processing network.

Below is the timeline of the events related to the previous weeks:


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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Ukraine)

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