Activists in Ukraine are fighting a battle on ground, while hacktavists are putting their share online. The Anonymous Ukraine, in an email to us claimed that it has hacked and leaked hundreds of email conversations belonging to Vitali Klitschko’s Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform of Vitali Klitschko Party (UDAR).
Hackers have uploaded the hacked email conversations on different uploading sites, divided in 9 links. After analyzing the leaked conversation, I have found conversations carried out from firstname.lastname@example.org. However, all emails are in Ukranian language; hence hard to understand or verify for now.
Anonymous Ukraine left a message that explains the reason for targeting UDAR party:
- Hello We are Anonymous Ukraine! We promised to strike at the web resources of Western hirelings and fascists that are trying to hurl Ukraine into chaos. For a start we’ve hacked e-mail account of one of the regional offices of the Vitali Klitschko’s UDAR party and downloaded all the stuff we found there.
Anonymous also requested people to go through the leaked documents:
- We strongly recommend everyone to look through these documents. You will find out a lot of interesting details about how Klitschko and his party dirt not only on their opponents but on their allies too in their race for power and money.
Hacktivists also requested the President of Ukraine to restore peace and stability in the country:
- Once again we appeal to the President Yanukovych. People of Ukraine urge you to restore order and bring calm and stability. It’s time to disperse this gang of robbers and Nazis! Ukraine must be unified and independent!! #OpIndependence continues… Expect us! We are Anonymous Ukraine. We are the Patriots of our country. We Do Not Forgive. We Do Not Forget. Expect Us.
The leaked emails and documents are available here.
On first Feb, 2014, hacktivists from Ukrainian neo-fascist ‘Svoboda’ party had hacked and defaced more than 30 Ukrainian government and media websites against the ongoing unrest.