The cyberwar between Russia and Ukraine is accelerating, and hackers recently brought down the Russian Kremlin and Central Back websites. Russian news sites also are being targeted, with RT saying the Anonymous Caucasus has taken credit for downing Russian Channel One.
"A powerful cyberattack is underway on the (Kremlin) site," a Russian government spokesperson said. "A serious DDoS attack is currently underway, not only on the Kremlin site, but also a number of other Web portals."
According to a Tweet from Anonymous Russia:
Previously, Russia was accused of using cyberattacks against Ukraine, with government networks and mobile phone networks targeted. The Russian government - or paid hacker groups - are targeting critical infrastructure, while hacker groups not influenced by the Ukrainian government are proving to be an excellent thorn in the side to the Russian government and financial institutions.