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Ukraine’s “Dads Army” of hackers targets Belarus

by on04 March 2022

Draws up a list of targets

Ukraine's "IT army" of volunteer hackers announced a new set of targets including the Belarusian railway network and Russia's homegrown satellite-based navigation system, GLONASS.

On the outfit’s Telegram channel the IT Army said "We need to mobilise and intensify our efforts as much as possible."

To be fair, the list of targets amounts to a “wish list” but there is a good chance that there are enough hackers out there which could want to make it a “shopping list.”

The post listed the top priorities targeted by the group, including Belarus' railway, Russian telecom companies, and GLONASS, which is Russia's alternative to the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation network.

Ukraine has called on its hacker underground to help protect critical infrastructure and conduct cyber spying missions against Russian troops, Reuters previously reported. Kyiv announced the formation of its "IT army" on Saturday. 

A hacking team focused on Belarus, which has been used as a key staging post for Russia's invasion of Ukraine, called the Belarusian Cyber Partisans told Reuters on Tuesday they had disabled railway traffic systems there and attacked the network because it had been used to transport Russian soldiers. 


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