A number of Russian speaking threat groups have announced affiliation for one side or the other in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. A few have announced official neutrality. Among others, Anonymous and Ghostsec, a hacktivist offshoot of Anonymous, have announced support for Ukraine. Conti, UNC1151, The Red Bandits, and Coomingproject, among others, have announced support for Russia. Members of underground hacker communities are also being recruited by the Ukrainian government, in conjunction with security companies such as Cyber Unit Technologies, for the purpose of defensive and offensive operations.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased