CyberBerkut

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CyberBerkut
CB
resembles emblem of special police unit "Berkut"
Formation c. 2014
Type Virtual community;
Voluntary association
Purpose Internet activism;
Internet vigilantism
Region served
Ukraine
Membership
Unknown
Slogan We will not forget! We will not forgive! -@MizzOracle[nb 1]
Website http://www.cyber-berkut.net/

CyberBerkut (Russian: КиберБеркут, Ukrainian: КіберБеркут)—is a modern organized group of pro-Russian hacktivists.[citation needed] The group became locally known for a series of publicity stunts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on Ukrainian government, and western or Ukrainian corporate websites.[citation needed]

Background[edit]

The group emerged after the dissolution of special police force "Berkut" that came as a consequence of the violent repression used during the EuroMaidan demonstrations.[citation needed] Composition is not known, for obvious reasons members of the community tend to remain anonymous, one of many groups visible only in social networks.[citation needed] Their proclaimed goals are fighting against neo-fascism, neo-nationalism and arbitrary power in Ukraine.[citation needed] To further this aim, CyberBerkut activists targeted the "Right Sector" IT resources.[citation needed] CyberBerkut's symbols resemble that of the Anonymous group.[citation needed] The prefix "cyber" probably alludes to working in the cyberspace (the Internet).[citation needed] In fact cyberBerkut only attacks NATO and Nato allies targets.[1]

Activity[edit]

Response[edit]

  • Repeated blocking of CB's Facebook pages, although new ones have been made on the following day[citation needed].
  • Likely in response to attacking the websites of Greystone Limited and Triple Canopy, CyberBerkut's websites have been temporarily disrupted. The websites started to work again on the following day.[citation needed]
  • Arrests of people suspected in relation to CyberBerkut.[25]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Russian: Мы не забудем! Мы не простим!
  2. ^ Tymoshenko claimed that the recording had been deliberately edited to discredit her.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/08270324-9678-11e4-a40b-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3OEH9n5sq)
  2. ^ "Ukrainian CyberBerkut takes down NATO websites". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "NATO websites targeted in attack claimed by Ukrainian hacker group Cyber Berkut". ABC News. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  4. ^ jenny. "Ukrainian Hacker Group CyberBerkut Launched a DDoS-attack on NATO". revolution-news.com. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "CyberBerkut takes vengeance on American private military com". Pastebin. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Anonymous Ukraine Claims to hack and leak secret email conversations of Vitali Klitschko’s UDAR party". HackRead. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Jeffrey Carr. "Digital Dao". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Телефонный разговор между Шуфричем и Тимошенко. 18 марта 2014 года в 23:17 по украинскому времени". YouTube. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tymoshenko admits speaking to Shufrych, says her words about Russians were edited". Interfax-Ukraine. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Piret Pernik: teine taktika, sama strateegia (Estonian)
  11. ^ Eduard Kovacs (17 March 2014). "Three NATO Websites Disrupted by Ukrainian Hackers of Cyber Berkut". softpedia. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  12. ^ NATO websites hit in cyber attack linked to Crimea tension.
  13. ^ "CyberBerkut announces destruction of electronic system of Ukraine's Central Election Commission". Voice of Russia. 
  14. ^ "КиберБеркут: Украинские солдаты массово дезертируют из армии". RT Online. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "На сайте проводят регламентные работы технического характера в преддверии дня выборов. Такие работы проводились и ранее, в прошлые выборы. Работы проводятся, чтобы увеличить работоспособность сайта и увеличить его скорость", — сообщил РИА Новости пресс-секретарь комиссии Константин Хивренко.
  16. ^ "CNews: Õàêåðû çàÿâèëè îá óíè÷òîæåíèè ÈÒ-ñèñòåìû ÖÈÊ Óêðàèíû çà 2 äíÿ äî âûáîðîâ ïðåçèäåíòà". CNews.ru. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "КиберБеркут": Коломойский спонсировал части Нацгвардии на юго-востоке | РИА Новости
  18. ^ "Кибер-Беркут" вскрыл схемы карательных операций Коломойского - Первый по срочным новостям — LIFE | NEWS
  19. ^ Вести.Ru: КиберБеркут утверждает: на Украине готовится военный переворот
  20. ^ Хакеры заявили, что взломали переписку Авакова об убийстве Сашко Билого // KP.RU
  21. ^ "ТАСС: Международная панорама - Организация "Киберберкут" заблокировала сайт президента Украины". ТАСС. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  22. ^ "Хакеры узнали настоящее имя командира батальона "Донбасс"". Вести.ру. 2014-07-30. 
  23. ^ ""Порошенко, Ляшко и Ярош военные преступники!", — "КиберБеркут" взломал киевские рекламные билборды (видео)". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  24. ^ Cyber-Angriff auf Kanzleramt und Bundestag, Die Welt, January 7th, 2015
  25. ^ "СБУ задержала организацию хакеров "Киберберкут" - за попытку срыва выборов президента". finance.ua. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 

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