Apr 03 – Apr 09 Ukraine – Russia the silent cyber conflict

Pierluigi Paganini April 10, 2022

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

Below is the timeline of the events related to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine that occurred in the previous weeks:

April 8 – Anonymous and the IT ARMY of Ukraine continue to target Russian entities

The popular hacking Anonymous and the IT ARMY of Ukraine continue to target Russian government entities and private businesses.

April 8 – Microsoft disrupted APT28 attacks on Ukraine through a court order

Microsoft obtained a court order to take over seven domains used by the Russia-linked APT28 group to target Ukraine.

April 6 – US dismantled the Russia-linked Cyclops Blink botnet

The U.S. government announced the disruption of the Cyclops Blink botnet operated by the Russia-linked Sandworm APT group.

April 6 – Ukraine warns of attacks aimed at taking over Telegram accounts

Ukraine’s technical security and intelligence service warns of threat actors targeting aimed at gaining access to users’ Telegram accounts.

April 5 – Russia-linked Armageddon APT targets Ukrainian state organizations, CERT-UA warns

Ukraine CERT-UA spotted a spear-phishing campaign conducted by Russia-linked Armageddon APT targeting local state organizations.

April 5 – Anonymous targets the Russian Military and State Television and Radio propaganda

Anonymous continues to support Ukraine against the Russian criminal invasion targeting the Russian military and propaganda.


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Pierluigi Paganini

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