Anonymous Declares Cyberwar on Killnet, a Pro-Russian Hacking Group

Mathieu Grumiaux

May 24, 2022 at 11:05 a.m.


Anonymous © Pixabay / TheDigitalArtist

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The Killnet group has been noticed in recent weeks by a large number of attacks affecting several European countries.

It was through a tweet that the Anonymous collective announced the start of hostilities against the pro-Russian group Killnet.

Repeated DDoS attacks against NATO members

Killnet has been behind numerous cyberattacks in recent days against several European countries.

At the beginning of May 2022, hackers targeted several Romanian government sites, such as that of the Ministry of Defense or Foreign Affairs, as well as 300 other sites including certain media, airports, banks or hospitals. These attacks took place after Romania, through the voice of the President of the Senate at the time, Florin Cîțu, declared that it was providing military aid to Ukraine.

Killnet also turned to Moldova and the Czech Republic. Several of their institutional sites had to suffer DDoS attacks between April and May 2022, again because of their support for the leadership and people of Ukraine.

Anonymous enters the battle to disrupt Killnet and stop these assaults

More recently, Killnet attacked many Italian sites, such as that of the Parliament, the army and the National Institute of Health. The Automobile Club d’Italia was also targeted by the group.

Killnet also sought to tackle the Eurovision Song Contest held this year in Turin and saw Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra win with their song Stefania. The hackers, according to the statements of the contest officials, wanted to reach the voting systems in the first semi-final and the final, but without success.

The reaction of Anonymous was not long in coming, since after the message announcing the start of a cyberwar against Killnet, the website of the pro-Kremlin collective was deactivated.

The objective of Anonymous is therefore clear: to disorganize Killnet as much as possible to put an end to attacks on NATO member countries.

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