Now the group have gone a step further and are intercepting and disrupting Russian military frequencies in the hopes of slowing the invasion.
In the group’s latest act, they claim to have intercepted Russian military radio and managed to instead make it broadcast the troll face meme.
Modern military radios have the ability to visualise audio transmission, meaning that they will be able to see the infamous image of the smiling man that is associated in online culture with trolling.
The group posted a clip of what this would look like to Russians using the shortwave radio station UVB-76 – widely used by the country’s military since at least 1982 and believed to be used to send coded messages.
Activists are broadcasting troll faces on Russian military radiopic.twitter.com/lovN3WNVa2
The so-called hacktivist group officially waged its own cyberwar on the Russian Federation on 24th February – the day they invaded Ukraine under Putin’s orders.
#Anonymous is currently involved in operations against the Russian Federation. Our operations are targeting the Russian government. There is an inevitability that the private sector will most likely be affected too. While this account cannot claim to speak for the whole (con)
The collective claims its objective is only ever to achieve peace, not war.
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