Pro-Ukrainian Hackers Deface Russian TV, Take Down RuTube

Share post:

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “Victory Day” speech was overshadowed by a pro-Ukrainian hacking group that defaced the online Russian TV schedule page to display anti-war messages. Attackers also paralyzed the video-streaming site RuTube.

The name of each programme was changed to “On your hands is the blood of thousands of Ukrainians and their hundreds of murdered children. TV and authorities are lying. No to war.”

Search engines that index TV schedules like Google or even Yandex captured these anti-war messages and passively spread them on the net.

Russian video streaming platform RuTube also announced that the platform was the victim of a cyberattack that took the site offline.

Visitors to the platform will receive a message that the “site is undergoing technical work” due to an attack when accessing the site. RuTube explained, however, that all user content and data were not touched by the attackers.

The sources for this piece include an article in BleepingComputer.


Related articles

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for week ending May 24, 2024

Welcome to Cyber Security Today. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for My guest this week is...

Cyber Security Today, May 24, 2024 – A threat actor leverages Windows BitLocker in ransomware attacks, beware of ORB networks, and more

A threat actor leverages Windows BitLocker in ransomware attacks, beware of ORB networks, and more. Welcome to Cyber Security...

Canada centralizing cybersecurity efforts of federal IT departments

Federal departments and agencies are making only marginal progress in improving their cyber maturity, Ottawa said Wednesday as...

US federal government no longer requires degree for cybersecurity jobs. Hashtag Trending Wed May 1st

The US federal government relaxes the requirement for university degrees for cyber security professionals, a new study finds...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways