‘Anonymous’ takes credit for Russian govt. websites being offline, hacking of state TV channels

CHECK OUT WeThePeople.store and WeThePeople.wine for holiday gifts and awesome snarky swag!

Anonymous, the hacker collective whose founder recently took credit for hacking a funding platform that was being used to raise money for the protesting truckers in Canada, is back in the news for claiming that it’s behind cyber attacks on Russia.

In a tweet posted Saturday morning, one of the group’s apparent official Twitter accounts announced “ongoing operations to keep .ru government websites offline.”

As of Sunday morning, the effort appeared to be successful. Numerous Russian government websites, including the page for the Kremlin, weren’t loading.

In a report filed Saturday morning, CNN noted that it was “the third day in a row Russian websites have been inaccessible, at least for some period of time.”

Russian officials have for their part reportedly denied that they’re under cyber attack.

Meanwhile, Anonymous has also claimed to be behind several Russian state TV channels being hacked.

While most people appear to be pleased with Anonymous’ latest efforts, the group doesn’t exactly have a stellar track record.

The group’s founder, Aubrey Cottle, recently hacked a fundraising site for the protesting truckers in Canada and then leaked donors’ information to the public and media. Cottle’s actions led to the donors facing harassment and ostracization.

As previously reported, the truckers had been peacefully protesting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s widely panned, grossly authoritarian COVID diktats.

Cottle’s decision to level punishment against those seeking to help peaceful protesters take a stand against authoritarianism has some questioning the motives of Anonymous’ latest moves. They say it’s as if the group’s gone from tap-dancing for one authoritarian, Trudeua, to fighting against another authoritarian, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

To be fair, Cottle acted alone, and at no time during the protests in Canada — and, actually, at no time during the pandemic, period — did the group itself take any action.

Critics have also drawn attention to the fact that these days, Anonymous’ enemies always seem to be the same as the enemies of the establishment elite.

Ergo, Anonymous is now punishing Russia yet ignoring a number of other authoritarian countries, including Saudi Arabia and China.

The criticism seen above stems in part from the belief by so-called “anti-imperialists” that members of global establishment, particularly the United States, are no in position to condemn Russia given their own spate of authoritarian and imperialist behavior.

Critics have also seized on all the genuine misinformation/disinformation being spread. To hear members of the establishment tell it, the misinformation is coming purely from Russia. Yet the evidence shows much of it coming from the establishment.

Case in point:

If you look closely at the tweets above, you may notice that they’re coming from a bipartisan coalition of voices. Non-establishment voices, that is …


( Note: Olympic Media is helping truckers meet their financial needs)


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Vivek Saxena


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles