Ukrainian Hackers Created Fake Female Profiles To Trick Russian Soldiers
The Ukrainian hackers created fake female profiles to trick Russian soldiers, which they geolocated and sent to the military. The Financial Times interviewed Ukrainian hacker Nikita Knysh. His cyber security company, HackControl, also known as "Hackyourmom," has been fighting a cyber war against Russia since February 24.
It was initiated when Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. Nikita Knysh is an information technology (IT) professional who is 30 years old and hails from Kharkiv, Ukraine, and has brought both high-level and low-level Ukrainian hackers into his group as well.
Last month, he said that they tricked Russian soldiers in Melitopol by making fake accounts and pretending to be pretty women on Telegram and other social media sites. According to the Ukrainian IT specialist, 30 hackers befriended Russian soldiers and convinced them to send photos of themselves in combat. He said
"The Russians, they always want to fuck. They send [a] lot of shit to 'girls,' to prove that they are warriors."
The report claims that after the soldiers sent pictures, the hackers were able to determine that the images had been taken from a remote Russian military base close to the occupied Ukrainian city of Melitopol. They gave the information to the military of Ukraine, which attacked the base a few days later.
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Another Hackyourmom team member, Maxim, is very proud of himself because he can help his country, Ukraine, in these difficult times. "My first thought was - I am effective, I can help my country. Then, I realized, I want more of this - I want to find more bases, again and again. "
The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has led to the first-ever cyber war, with hackers on both sides attacking each other. At the start of the invasion, the digital minister of Ukraine asked civilians with "digital skills" to join the "IT army" of the country.
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Here are some of the most interesting comments left on the News Nation channel on YouTube:
As Emil Serrano Jr. said, "Digital activism at its finest. Cyber warfare is effective and I appreciate their effort to even out the political playing field."
Misty Behaviour wrote a comment that reads: "Well done for giving the Russian people the real information of what is going on. This type of hacking I support."
Meanwhile, Marine Corps commented: "This reminds me of a old saying. 'you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time"
Last but not least, Yvonne Tomenga wrote her comment: "One of the things I like about this effort is that it is worldwide. Hackers who live in countries with non-committed leaders can still aid Ukraine by using their own skill set. Keep up the good work."
The Ukraine-Russia marathon war has been going on for six months, and soldiers and civilians are getting tired of the constant fighting. Soldiers are fighting the war on the battlefield, but hackers are also fighting it in the digital world.
Knysh told the FT that his team had done other hacks, like leaking databases that belonged to Russian military contractors and getting Russian TV stations to show news clips about civilian deaths in Ukraine.
Knysh later said that he is fighting a war without using regular weapons. Instead, he is using cutting-edge software and clever hacks to beat his enemies.