2402 team continues to attack Russia, says “we will destroy you” to an IT service company called Right Line
As a result of the start of the Russia-Ukraine war at the beginning of the year, several activist groups appeared worldwide. Hacker groups with pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian ideologies have undertaken attacks for a variety of reasons. Throughout the cyber war, pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian hackers going by the handles IT Army of Ukraine, NB65, and Killnet have been particularly active. It was found that KillNet had been attacking NATO countries. It had recently conducted a sophisticated cyberattack against American arms producer Lockheed Martin.
Since then, a lot of hacking groups from both Russia and Ukraine is emerging. It took some time before the most recent Pro-Ukraine cyber group 2402 emerged. The organization goes by the handle 2402team and is alleged to have published 500GB of data on Russian banks. There was a data leak at 4 in the morning on August 23. The details that were made public concern software creation for the banking sector in the Russian Federation. Among the financial institutions mentioned by the group are Tinkoff Bank, OTPbank, Rosgosstrakh Bank, Avers Bank, Agroros Bank, DOM RF Bank, Bank Kazan, Metallinvest Bank, MS Bank Russia, Renaissance Credit, the Surgutneftegazbank, the Center-invest Bank, the Chelindbank, the SDM Bank, and the Anor Bank.
The pro-Ukrainian hacker group 2402 team is attacking the Russian-based company Right line, the largest provider of online banking software in Russia, and the CIS. Team 2402 warned the company and said: “We will destroy you, your chance is to declare what happened to your website, otherwise we will publish dumps of banks, dumps of your clients, transactions, and other information. After the publications- the FSB will talk to you in a different tone. ‘Everything was fine until we were broken- 2402 team.’ Glory to ZSU! Glory to Ukraine! ”
After Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in late February 2022, the cyberwar between the two countries intensified further.
Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, has requested volunteers to join the “IT Army,” a cyber force established to fend off Russian cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns as well as to attack Russian infrastructure, in response to the Russian invasion. Russia conducted a series of cyberattacks between 2014 and 2022 in an effort to undermine Ukrainian government institutions and affect the country’s foreign policy.
Since the war, both cyber and frontline between Russia and Ukraine, it has not only been a problem for the country’s economy and infrastructure, but it has also caused a lot of problems for the citizens of both the country. There have been Property damage, casualties, data theft, and many more.