Ukraine SBU arrested a hacker who supported Russia during the invasion

Pierluigi Paganini March 17, 2022

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced the arrest of a “hacker” who helped Russian Army during the invasion.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced to have arrested a hacker who provided technical support to Russian troops during the invasion, the man provided mobile communication services inside the Ukrainian territory.

The man has broadcasted text messages to Ukrainian officials asking them to lay down the weapons and join Russia.

“Sbu arrested a hacker who provided the invaders with a cellular connection in Ukraine” reads the SBU’s announcement. “With the help of this collaborator the enemy:”

  • made anonymous phone calls from Russia to zagarbnikív’s mobile phones in Ukraine;
  • sent an SMS to the Ukrainian security forces and public officials offering to surrender and join to the invaders;
  • transferred commands to different Russian groups.

“The hacker allowed to make up to a thousand calls in one day. Many of them are from the top leadership of the enemy army,”

The SBU has identified and arrested the man and seized his equipment.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Security Service of Ukraine)

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