Russia Deploys Deep Bench of Hacktivist Fronts to Amplify Kremlin ActionsThis past summer, Microsoft observed hacktivist personas on Telegram-spread messages that attempted to justify military assaults on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. These same personas also focused on distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against Ukraine’s allies abroad. These techniques align with additional reports Microsoft released on other legitimate or pseudo hacktivist groups with suspected connections to Russian military intelligence (GRU), which showcased how these groups worked to amplify Moscow’s displeasure with adversaries and exaggerate the number of pro-Russia cyber forces.
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