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Ukraine Minister Announces IT Army, Recruits Civilians to Attack Russia on Cyber Front

Ukrainian PM shares a Telegram channel on Twitter. (Photo for representative)

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister asks digital talent to join a Telegram channel and join the cyber war against Russia.

Amid the escalating Ukraine-Russia war, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov announced the creation of an IT force and asked citizens to join them in the Russian cyber attack. The VPM, who is also the minister of digital transformation, has already asked technology leaders such as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg to help Ukraine in its online war on terror. In a new question, it has asked citizens to join a telegram channel ‘itarmyofurraine’ which currently has nearly 32,000 subscribers. He wrote: “We are creating an IT army. We need digital talents. All activities will be provided here: https://t.me/itarmyofurraine. Tasks will be available for everyone. We continue to fight on the cyber front. The first service is on the channel for cyber professionals. ”

According to a report in the US Today, members of the Telegram channel are asked to use any cyber-phishing and DDoS attacks against Russian websites. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) prevents webmasters from reaching through their flow with traffic. Russia has announced that it is blocking access to Facebook, after a third-party social media giant refused to comply with a national order to stop fact-checking and content warning signs on its platforms amid military action. Russia is Ukraine. Russia’s communications chief says Facebook has resisted requests to lift restrictions on four Russian media outlets on its altar.

A few days ago, ‘Anonymous’, hackers’, declared a cyber war against Russia in support of Ukraine on February 25. According to a Commercial Administration report, hackers shut down or slowed down Russian government websites including those of the Kremlin, Duma . and the Department of Defense, and RT.com which is the official website of a government-controlled television network. Most of the websites are back now. ‘Anonymous’ announced their launch on Twitter yesterday, writing, “Put yourself in the shoes of now-injured Ukrainians. Together we can change the world, we can stand against anything. It is time for the Russian people to stand together and say “YES” to Vladimir Putin’s army. We are Unknown. We are our Legion (sic) Expect, ”among their tweets.

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