Russian TV channels and exchange targeted by retaliation filled Cyber Attacks


Moscow Stock Exchange and a few of the Russian TV Channels were cyber attacked by a hackers group claiming to be working for Ukraine and as expected the digital services were pulled down in retaliation for the ongoing Ukraine war crisis.

A telegram account with the name Ukraine IT Army posted a public message that it was responsible for the hack on the stock exchange and the disruption of broadcast and publishing services at the news agency TASS and daily newspaper Kommersant.

To those uninitiated, on the same day last week, Mykhailo Fedorov, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, announced the formation of an IT army capable of taking down IT infrastructure of adversaries.

The news update also included the fact that the first of the radar of the IT army were the websites belonging to 31 Russian Business, state organizations that include Oil firm Lukoil, energy firm Gazprom and three banking organizations and their websites.

Since the hackers downed the digital infrastructure of Moscow; officials confirmed it will be closed for the day.

However, trade analysts suggest that the call to close the stock exchange was taken because Russia can no more make any SWIFT based transactions, essential for international trading in multiple situations.

Note- The second round of amicable talks between Kyiv and Moscow has started and let’s hope that the Putin will put an end to the war led bloodshed soon!

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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