Cyberwar between Ukraine and RussiaAdded: Friday, March 14th, 2014
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It seems that cyberwar is flaring up between the two countries in what could appear a beginning to a physical fight. A few days ago, a group of unidentified people took control of some communications centers in Crimea, maintained by Ukraine’s telecom provider Ukrtelecom. The men wrecked cables and knocked out almost all landline, mobile and Internet services in the area.
Some believe that wireless equipment could also be illegally installed to spy on the mobile phones of Ukrainian MPs. The local security service confirmed that an IP-telephonic attack was under way on mobile phones of Ukrainian MPs for the last several days. They said that telecoms gear at Ukrtelecom in Crimea was illegally installed to block the phone of all Ukrainian deputies, regardless of their political affiliation.
In the meantime, the local hackers or sympathisers have also been busy: they cracked the website of Russian state-funded news channel and changed all references to "Russia" and "Russians" in headlines to "Nazi" and "Nazis". Although the attack lasted 1/3 an hour, it was just the beginning.
Soon a group of Ukrainian hackers calling themselves "Cyber-Berkut" (Berkut are special war forces in Ukraine) have boasted about defacing over 40 Russian news websites, posting an image with a Nazi Swastika over Crimea.
As for the Russian infamous social network Vkontakte (InTouch), 13 community groups set up to support the new interim government in Ukraine’s capital suddenly faced blocked access to Russian IP addresses. According to Russian news media, a message appears when users try to access the groups, stating that the groups have been locked down by "the Russian Federation".
Now Ukraine fears that Russia could expand its military activity to include DDoS attacks to bring down crucial servers in the country, as they have done before.
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Friday, March 14th, 2014
|posted by (2014-03-14 13:41:14)|
|There is no human death in Cyberwar go for it .|
that is true but it could lead to something far worse. war is to easy get to instead of avoided these days
|not true... could obtain military control and do much much more than you can with a gun|
|Cyberwar? Oh NO!|
|i thought cyberwar was when someone reset your progress in candy crush saga from level 100 back to lvl 0.........NOOOOO FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NOOOOOO !!!!!|
|i guess this is just the beginning.|
|Apparently if spies do illegal stuff it is not illegal b/c they are spies. Must be nice!|
|posted by (2014-03-18 15:48:27)|
|Cheers for Mr. Putin|
He's doing a good job to returning Soviet and teach some lesson to USA.
If USA have rights to declare war against any other nations like Iraq, Libya then Russia has same rights!
Welcome to a new Cold War era!
|posted by (2014-03-19 13:21:31)|
|right on, trueHD!.|
..and one of these days russians won´t even be able to buy soap or toilet paper, much less having decent daily meals, just like in the end of the last cold war.. but i am sure the russian government will still have plenty of guns and the ability to wage war, even if they can´t feed their citizens.
|posted by (2014-03-21 08:56:38)|
|@OnyxSoul, At least Russians are not Oil Pirates like USA!|
Also USA is the most resist country in this world..
They think every people who don't have white skin are terrorist...
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