Russian hackers plan cyber attacks on Baltic countries and Ukraine

The Baltic Course
June 25, 2008

Russian hackers are planning a major cyber attack on the Baltic countries and Ukraine, the Estonian television ETV24 reports.

Recently, there have been multiple appeals in Russian Internet forums, calling for Russian hackers to unite and launch a large-scale attack on Internet websites of Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian government institutions.

Russian hackers are dissatisfied with “the way Russian-speakers are treated in the Baltic countries”, and the ban on use of Soviet and Communist symbols.

Ukraine, on the other hand, has caused Russian hackers’ disapproval with its NATO aspirations.

“All the hackers of the country have decided to unite, to counter the impudent actions of Western superpowers. We are fed up with NATO’s encroachment on our motherland, we have had enough of Ukrainian politicians who have forgotten their nation and only think about their own interests. And we are fed up with Estonian government institutions that blatantly re-write history and support fascism,” says the appeal that is being circulated on Russian Internet forums.

Russian hackers plan to replace the original content of the websites that they hack into with huge red stars and photographs of Soviet soldiers.