There is no proof of a Russian TV hack

Right from the day the war started between Russia and Ukraine, many news resources were seen publishing many reports on several topics. It includes reports linked to oil imports, sanctions, trade ban, export of agricultural produce to the Putin-led nation.

One such buzz that has been trending for the past two days is related to a nation-funded cyber attack on a Russian TV Broadcaster thereafter forcing it to show war footage from Ukraine.

Reports are in that a hacking group named Anonymous hacked into the broadcast networks of Russia 24, Channel One, and Moscow 24 to force them to show footage of suffering Ukrainians from war.

To those who are unaware of the developments, Vladimir Putin tried to convince his citizens before February 13th, 2022 by saying that he is disinterested in war and knows what the consequences will be of it.

The leader withdrew his words on February 22nd,2022 by announcing a war in the early hours and bombing a city of Ukraine at 3:30 am.

Soon a press release was issued by the Kremlin in which it described it as a ‘special military operation’ only to capture the president of the neighboring country.

On Sunday last week, that is after 13 days into the war, a hacking group dubbed Anonymous issued a statement that it has hacked three TV broadcasters in Russia and has taken control of their stations to publish war footage describing the agony of the Ukraine populace.

However, there is no proof that the TV stations were hacked in reality, as there was never an official confirmation from Moscow on this note.

The Russian streaming services WINK and Ivi also cleared the air that they were never infiltrated by cybercriminals and such fake stories were just being planted in the media by journalists working for the west.

Note- Anonymous is a hacking group comprising members known as ‘Anons’ and the group acts like digital robin-hoods to cyber terrorists and hostile nations by launching online attacks to punish the wrongdoers.


Naveen Goud
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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