May 08 – May 14 Ukraine – Russia the silent cyber conflict

Pierluigi Paganini May 15, 2022

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

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

May 14 – The LEGION collective calls to action to attack the final of the Eurovision song contest

The Pro-Russian volunteer movement known as LEGION is calling to launch DDoS attacks against the final of the Eurovision song contest.

May 14 – OpRussia update: Anonymous breached other organizations

Another week has passed and Anonymous has hacked other Russian companies and leaked their data via DDoSecrets.

May 14 – Pro-Russian hacktivists target Italy government websites

Pro-Russian hacker group Killnet targeted the websites of several Italian institutions, including the senate and the National Institute of Health.

May 11 – EU condemns Russian cyber operations against Ukraine

The European Union condemns the cyberattacks conducted by Russian entities against Ukraine, which targeted the satellite KA-SAT network.

May 10 – Hacktivists hacked Russian TV schedules during Victory Day and displayed anti-war messages

Hacktivists yesterday defaced the Russian TV with pro-Ukraine messages and took down the RuTube video streaming site.

May 9 – CERT-UA warns of malspam attacks distributing the Jester info stealer

The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) warns of attacks spreading info-stealing malware Jester Stealer.

The U.S. government offers up to $10 million for info that allows to identify or locate six Russian GRU hackers who are members of the Sandworm APT group.

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Pierluigi Paganini

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