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Two Russian video conferencing applications taken down by Anonymous

In November 2021, when tensions between Ukraine and Russia reemerged as a result of Russian troops stationed on the borders, the Ukrainian Security Service published technical information and intelligence regarding the Gamaredon group, an APT group that has been attacking the Ukrainian government for years and is connected to Russia’s Federal Security Service

On January 14, 2022, more than 70 Ukrainian websites were vandalized. The content of the websites was altered to include the phrase “be afraid and wait for the worst” in three languages: improperly spelled Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

On February 15, 2022, a huge DDoS attack was seen that knocked down two of Ukraine’s biggest banks in addition to a number of official websites. This DDoS attack was reportedly the biggest to ever take place in Ukraine.

The ongoing battle between Russia and Ukraine now includes the online organization Anonymous. During Russia’s assault against Ukraine, Anonymous hackers claim to have taken down a number of Russian official websites as well as RT.com, the website of the state-run television network.

On Twitter, the hacking collective claimed to be engaged in a “cyber war” with the Russian government. The Anonymous Hacker group has claimed to have taken down two Russian video conferencing apps, Webnir.ru and videomost.com station “Today, two big Russian video conferencing services are under attack. All services are completely tango down. Let the weekend come early for their customers, or maybe even vacation?”

Webinar Group is a Russian ecosystem of services for meetings, online events, training and webinars. One of the clients as stated on their website is Huwaei. While webinar.ru seems to be back up online, Videomost.com seems to be unavailable still with message the site took too long to load.

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