In a concerning development, the Russian Cyber Army has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on the Finnish entertainment magazine, Seiska, headquartered in Helsinki. Although Seiska had not officially confirmed the cyberattack at the time of reporting, the Russian Cyber Army made their intrusion known by posting details about the breach on social media, including a link to the magazine’s website and its IP address.
Notably, the magazine’s website remained accessible despite this announcement, and The Cyber Express reached out to Seiska for comments on the alleged cyberattack, pending a response for further updates.
This incident is part of a broader pattern of cyberattacks attributed to the Russian Cyber Army, which has been actively targeting various organizations and even conducting polls on their Telegram page to determine which countries they would support or refrain from launching cyberattacks against. This seemingly whimsical approach to cyber warfare raises concerns about the group’s intentions and motivations.
Additionally, the Russian Cyber Army has made derogatory statements about its victims, including a Ukrainian radio station, and has claimed responsibility for cyberattacks on entities such as Radio Bayraktar and Redprice, further underscoring their disruptive activities. Amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the group’s actions have drawn attention to the potential consequences of their cyber operations on critical infrastructure and services.