Pro-Russian hacker group Killnet expresses intention to target TB2 drone’s producer, Bayker
The pro-Russian hacker group, Killent, recently suggested that they will target Baykar, the company that creates the TB2 drone. According to the hacktivist group, this drone impacted majorly in the Russia-Ukraine war. Additionally, targeting Baykar would also mean targeting Turkey.
This information comes in through a recent Tweet update by CyberKnow through their Twitter handle @Cyberknow20.
#killnet suggesting they will target the company that creates the TB2 drone, Baykar, which has had a big impact in the #RussiaUkraineWar this would mean targeting #Turkey#cybersecurity #infosec #UkraineRussiaWar #baykar pic.twitter.com/vAGSrOd7wS
— CyberKnow (@Cyberknow20) August 26, 2022
Screenshots in the Tweet showed statements by Killnet. Killnet expressed the consideration of eliminating the Bayraktar brothers in their statement. It was mentioned that they are not far from Lockheed Martin, the American arms, defense, information security and technology corporation.
According to Killnet, Turkey is the same as Ukraine, Lithuania and the rest of the Europe, except Hungary and Serbia, although people states that Turkey supports Russia’s position and are brothers.
Baykar is a Turkish defence company. They are specialized in UAVs, C4I and artificial intelligence. Baykar’s drones saw usage in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war by the Azerbaijani army. This led the company to face many international boycott. Drone production for the company before that used to be dependent on components exported from foreign countries. Baykar’s drones were also found being used during the Nagono-Karabakh war. Foreign companies thus boycotted providing components to Baykar on realizing that these components were used to create combat drones.
Killnet on the other hand is a major pro-Russian hacker group who has been active since the commence of Russia-Ukraine war. They are known for their DoS (Denial of Service) and DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks.