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Ukraine: Kremlin Website Down As Russian TV Channels 'Play Ukrainian Songs' After Suspected Hacking Incident

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Ukraine: Kremlin Website Down As Russian TV Channels 'Play Ukrainian Songs' After Suspected Hacking Incident

The Kremlin's website has reportedly been shut down, as Russian TV channels were also said to be hacked to 'play Ukrainian songs' in a rush of suspected cyber-attacks.

According to the country's state telecommunications agency, six government websites, including the Kremlin, were subject to the attack.

In addition, the Russian media regulator's website had gone down, while the hackers also infiltrated TV channels, The Independent reports.

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It has not yet been suggested who is behind the suspected hack, though infamous hacker group Anonymous took to Twitter on February 24 to say it was 'currently involved in operations against the Russian Federation' and their 'operations are targeting the Russian government'.

'Anonymous has ongoing operations to keep .ru government websites offline, and to push information to the Russian people so they can be free of Putin's state censorship machine. We also have ongoing operations to keep the Ukrainian people online as best we can,' they wrote in a later tweet.

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'We, as a collective want only peace in the world. We want a future for all of humanity. So, while people around the globe smash your internet providers to bits, understand that it’s entirely directed at the actions of the Russian government and Putin,' Anonymous added.

According to the UK's Ministry of Defence, the 'speed of Russian advance has temporarily slowed', and is believed to be 'as a result or acute logistical difficulties and strong Ukrainian resistance'.

The MoD also believes the capture of the Ukraine capital, Kyiv, 'remains Russia's primary military objective'.

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: News, Russia, World News

Charlie Cocksedge
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