Bad News for Putin As International Hacking Group Hacks Russian Government Sites
- Russian government has revealed that their website is being targeted by cyberattacks by some unknown people
- Meanwhile, an international hacking group anonymous has come out to claim that it is attacking these sites
- Some Russian government websites, including the Kremlin and Ministry of Defence, have been down for a third day in a row
Some Russian government websites continued to be down on Saturday, as the country's invasion of Ukraine is in its third day.
The websites that are dark notably include the Kremlin and the Ministry of Defence.
The exact reasons for the outages are not immediately clear, but the international hacking group Anonymous has claimed that it is attacking the sites.
"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," the group said in a tweet.
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On Friday, the same Russian websites appeared offline for a while, but the Kremlin denied it was being attacked by Anonymous, according to state media. It’s the third day in a row Russian websites have been inaccessible, at least for some period of time.
Anonymous said it is also working "to keep the Ukrainian people online as best we can."
Please, pray for us, Pastor Adelaja appeals as Russia bombs Ukraine
Meanwhile, as the Russian military continues to shell Kyiv, Ukraine's capital city, the founder and senior pastor of the Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations, Sunday Adelaja, has called for prayers.
Adelaja who lives in Kyiv and runs the largest Christain domination in the city made the call on his Facebook page. Shortly after troops made invaded and hit the city of Kyiv, Adelaja asked the world to pray for peace in Ukraine.
He also said that most of the residents of the city have been forced to remain indoors they could hear the sound of bombs from their rooms. Noting that telephone communications have been cut off, the pastor said there was still a stable internet connection in the city despite the invasion.