Russia Ukraine war: ‘Anonymous’ hackers take down Russian state news website after declaring 'cyber war'

05:00 PM | 26 Feb, 2022
Russia Ukraine war: ‘Anonymous’ hackers take down Russian state news website after declaring 'cyber war'
Source: Naked security_website

MOSCOW – As Russian hackers started attacking Ukrainian official websites amid a barrage of air attacks on cities and military bases this week, popular hacking group 'Anonymous' has announced a ‘cyber war’ on Moscow in ‘retaliation’.

The elusive computer experts, who believed in not to forgive the attackers, issued the development on their Twitter account. “The Anonymous collective is officially in cyber war against the Russian government,” the tweet reads.

Soon after announcing the cyberwar, the group shared that they had taken down the website of Russian-state controlled TV channel RT, which broadcasts in Britain however, the site was recovered lately.

The first Russian English-language channel also confirmed the attack saying it remained offline for extended periods of time.

The group reportedly attacked RT as it projected the situation in Ukraine from a pro-Russian viewpoint, showing cheerful celebrations in the newly occupied territories.

In another tweet, the group announced to leak the database of the Russian Ministry of Defense website.

The group of hackers was known to take on a wide range of issues with previous attacks targeting the Central Intelligence Agency, Islamic State and the Church of Scientology. The group now planned to 'punish' Russian officials.

As Russia started a full-scale military operation in Eastern European country, experts suggest that Moscow will also take on the US, and Australian official sites for their intervention.

Russian army 30km from Kyiv as invasion enters third day

Russian armed forces took control of the southeastern Ukrainian city of Melitopol as the invasion enters the third day. Kremlin launched coordinated cruise missile and artillery strikes on several cities, including the capital Kyiv.

Melitopol, a city of about 150,000 people, is said to be the first significant population centre the Russians captured since their invasion started on early Thursday.

The Russian military announced to surround the cities of Sumy and Konotop in northeastern Ukraine but said they were taking steps to ensure civilians’ safety.

Russian officials claimed to knock out 211 Ukrainian military installations, including 17 command centres, 19 air defence missile systems, 39 radar units, 67 tanks and six warplanes while Ukraine’s army claimed shooting down an II-76 Russian transport plane carrying paratroopers near Vasylkiv.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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