Apr 10 – Apr 16 Ukraine – Russia the silent cyber conflict

Pierluigi Paganini April 18, 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 that occurred in the previous weeks:

April 16 – The unceasing action of Anonymous against Russia

This week the Anonymous collective and its affiliates have targeted multiple Russian organizations stealing gigabytes of data.

April 16 – Threat actors target the Ukrainian gov with IcedID malware

Threat actors are targeting Ukrainian government agencies with phishing attacks delivering the IcedID malware.

April 15 – Threat actors use Zimbra exploits to target Ukrainian organizations

Threat actors are targeting Ukrainian government organizations with exploits for XSS vulnerabilities in Zimbra Collaboration Suite (CVE-2018-6882).

April 12 – Russia-linked Sandworm APT targets Ukrainian energy facilities with wipers

Russia-linked Sandworm APT group targeted Ukrainian energy facilities with INDUSTROYER2 and CADDYWIPER wipers.

April 11 – Anonymous hacked Russia’s Ministry of Culture and leaked 446 GB

The Anonymous collective has hacked Russia’s Ministry of Culture and leaked 446 GB of data through the DDoSecrets platform.

April 10 – NB65 group targets Russia with a modified version of Conti’s ransomware

NB65 hacking group created its ransomware based on the leaked source code of the Conti ransomware and targets Russia.

April 10 – Facebook blocked Russia and Belarus threat actors’ activity against Ukrainian entities

Facebook/Meta said Russia-linked threat actors are attempting to use the social network against Ukrainian entities with hate speech, bullying, and fake news.


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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Russia)

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