Anonymous Hacks Belarusian Government Websites

According to Anonymous, several websites representing ministries in Belarus were taken down during a new attack. This is part of the cyberwar Anonymous is trying to wage against Ukraine. The hackers claimed they are targeting the Belarusian government because of its complicity with the Russian invasion.

Anonymous Takes Offline Several Government Sites In Belarus

Anonymous, a Twitter account belonging to the decentralized hacktivist group, announced that Anonymous has attacked the websites of the Belarusian ministries for economy, education and justice as well as the online platform for the National Center for Legal Information.

Anonymous TV (@YourAnonTV) has published a recent post stating that the attack was in response to Belarus’ support for Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. The tweet’s authors stated that Belarus’s largest government websites were down a few days ago. Some of these websites have been restored.

JUST IN: A massive attack by #Anonymous on the Belarusian government in retaliation for their complicity with the Ukraine invasion. All of their largest government websites are #Offline. #OpRussia #OpBelarus #FreeUkraine

Anonymous TV (@YourAnonTV May 29, 2022

While Belarus has not sent any troops to Ukraine, it has allowed Russia to use its territory, infrastructure, and other resources for what Moscow refers to as a “special military operations” against the government of Kyiv. Although this attack is the first on Belarusian government websites, Anonymous has already carried out many attacks against Russian online resources.

The hacking group declared war on Russia shortly after the Russian army crossed into Ukraine in February. They also promised to disrupt Russia’s internet space. Since then, it has attacked the websites of the Kremlin and the State Duma as well as the Ministry of Defense. It also released millions of leaked emails.

The hacktivist group announced that it had published 28GB of documents from the Central Bank of Russia in March. This included “secret agreements” and other information. In May, the Anonymous-affiliated hacking organization Network Battalion 65 (NB65), claimed it had attacked Qiwi, a payment processor. Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, suffered another blow later in the month.