Ukrainian hackers of the anonymous cyber-group alliance FalconsFlame and Trinity launched an operation at 00:00 on May 9, 2016 coded #OpMay9. It involved 9+ successful hackings of the web sites of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) terrorist organization, Russian private military companies (PMC’s) operating under the protection of the FSB in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Russian web outlets disseminating aggressive anti-Ukrainian propaganda.
On the defaced websites, the hackers left the hashtags #OpMay9 and #оп9Мая, as well as 3 short videos about the World War 2 and the contribution of the Ukrainian people in the victory over Nazism.
Follow these links to view the videos which were posted on the defaced web sites:
Eternal Glory to the Heroes! UKRAINE in WW2
Eternal Glory to the Heroes! WW2 veteran Ivan Zaluzhny lost a grandson in the war in the east of Ukraine
7 million Ukrainians fought Nazism in the Allied armies
The hackers used again the meme of “Lviv Underground” for their new address that was embedded on the defaced terrorist web sites.
It is worth noting, that the Ukrainian cyber-guerillas exclusively granted InformNapalm access to their video in advance, saying that as soon as it is published on YouTube, they will start their operation and will show “how easily light overcomes darkness”.
From Z-hour on, terrorist web sites were transformed one after the other.
Official site of the DPR (dnr-online.ru screen) got the first injection of the “truth serum”, it kept streaming the videos till 8AM on May 9. It was followed with a torrent of content transformations: DPR Pravda (dnr-pravda.ru, screenshot), the official web site of the occupied Donetsk (gorod-donetsk.com, screenshot), DPR Municipal Engineering Supervision office (gkgtn.ru, screenshot), DPR EMERCOM (dnmchs.ru, screenshot), anti-Ukrainian propaganda website (crimes.dnr-online.ru, screenshot), the site of the “DPR Office for Humanitarian Operations” (nvr-cknr.ru, screenshot), a propaganda outlet Voskhod Info (voskhodinfo.com, screenshot), the Messenger of the Faithful website (вестникверных.рф, screenshot) and aggressive propaganda outlet of the Russian private military company E.N.O.T corp (enotcorp.org, archive, screenshot).
By the way, the mercenaries of the E.N.O.T corp have repeatedly featured in the InformNapalm investigations.
In April 2015, the information collected from open-sources revealed that Russian social movement People’s Cathedral and Vladimir Khomyakov, the co-chairman of the Russian party Great Fatherland were behind this organization. The People’s Cathedral includes more than 250 different organizations and groups across Russia, including the “war vets” and “military-patriotic” organizations, which traditionally are under the patronage of the Federal Security Service, the principal security agency of the Russian Federation.
Read more: Khomyakov’s “raccoons” busting “Novorossia cossacks” (VIDEO)
Infographics: private military companies (PMCs) on combat missions abroad in the interests of the Russian Federation.
According to the hackers, web site of the E.N.O.T corp PMC and of the Messenger of the Faithful propaganda outlet are on the same host. It is listed to the telling name of certain Evgeny Gennadievich Besov (note: “bes” in Russian means a demon).
Thus, on May 9, 2016 Ukrainian hackers performed one of the most complex and unprecedented information operations, having penetrated and paralyzed the whole network of Russian web outlets supporting terrorist activities against Ukraine.
In their video address, they sent a message which is very important and necessary today:
“…We have enough strength and will to successfully overcome the aggressor, it only takes faith and contributing efforts from all of us to reach the common victory.…”. Their words are matched by action.
Full text of the address of the Ukrainian hackers
And we are in Lviv Underground again.
After our first video address of 29 April, some viewers thought that we were joking. But we were not. In fact, we were, and are dead serious.
After our previous attack, the popular aggressive Russian propaganda website Anna News was unavailable for about 5 days. This is an information outlet spreading lies against Georgia, Ukraine and Syria.
Our first video address was on this site for more than 5 hours, and it took administrators more than 100 hours to partially restore the site’s operation. A substantial portion of their data has been irretrievably lost.
This was our small gift to the Ukrainian society for the great feast of the Resurrection of Christ. We have shown how light, breaks darkness with ease.
We have enough strength and will, to successfully overcome the aggressor. It only takes faith and contributing efforts from all of us to reach the common victory.
And now for the victory.
Ukraine is the heir of Kievan Rus. Zaporizhian Cossacks and heroes of Kholodny Yar, fighters of Ukrainian Insurgent Army and the Ukrainians in the ranks of the Allied armies.
These are our ancestors. They all fought with unbending will, and shed their blood, for our land, and freedom.
The Ukrainian people, lost about 7 million of their sons and daughters 70 years ago in the fight against the aggressor and occupier. Now we have a new “brown plague”, at our borders, masking behind striped ribbons and Russian tricolors.
But no matter, how strong the enemy might seem, it is destined to defeat and disgrace. Ukrainian people, soldiers, patriots and volunteers, have shown that indomitable will is part of their genetic code.
On the Memorial day and the Victory Day we have another gift for the Ukrainian society. A whole network of the aggressor information outlets and web sites of Russian terrorists in Donbas, today will be paralyzed.
Many web sites of the enemy will feature this video, and other materials, exposing the lies of the occupants.
We won then, and we will win again. In the memory of our ancestors, and for the future generations.
Glory, to Ukraine!
The international volunteer community InformNapalm calls for the active dissemination in the media and on social networks of the information about this local, but nevertheless very impressive victory of the Ukrainian volunteer community. We won then, and we will win again. God willing! Glory to Ukraine!