The present incarnation of the hacker collective opened up its cyber war against Russia by temporarily taking down a number of government websites, including those of the Kremlin and the Defense Ministry.
The REvil ransomware gang has been a point of special focus for international law enforcement and possibly been dealt a fatal blow as Russian authorities have rounded up 14 members residing in the country.
A considerable chunk of the Conti ransomware gang's internal communications is now available due to a data leak, and may threaten the future of the group.
President Joe Biden warned Vladimir Putin that there would be consequences for ransomware attacks launched from Russia even if they were not sanctioned by the Kremlin.
Cozy Bear Is Back in the Spotlight; Notorious Russian Hackers Caught Spying on EU and Eastern European Nations
Turns out that the APT group Cozy Bear that became internationally infamous in 2016 for high profile hacks never really went away. The Russian hackers have hit at least three European nations since it supposedly went underground in 2016.
Suspected state-sponsored hackers compromised at least 100 employees of at least 21 natural gas producers before staging a cyber attack on the eve of the Russian invasion.
US and UK have dispatched cyber warfare advisors to Ukraine to prepare for potential cyber attacks. The prospect is not unprecedented, as Russia has disabled Ukrainian power stations before.
Nestlé says that the incident is not a cyber attack by Anonymous but an internal data leak, with the information being errantly published to the public-facing web for some weeks.
Attack campaigns conducted against Ukrainian government agencies and businesses have been linked to an initial access broker that appears to be staffed with former members of the Conti ransomware gang.
In Act of Hacktivism, Open Source Project Maintainer Uses Code to Wipe Russian and Belarusian Computers
An open source project maintainer decided to protest the war in Ukraine by targeting computers with an IP address in Russia or Belarus with a malicious update in a controversial act of hacktivism.