The escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia have taken a digital turn as Ukrainian hackers, self-identified as Cyber Resistance, claim to have breached a critical system within Russia’s Defense Ministry.

Reports indicate that this breach provided access to sensitive information, shedding light on the inner workings of Russia’s military propaganda machinery.

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of this report.

The Cyber Intrusion

Cyber Resistance recently disclosed their successful infiltration to the Ukrainian publication InformNapalm, a volunteer initiative platform.

The Ukrainian hacktivists claim having penetrated Russia’s Defense Ministry’s Department of Information and Mass Communications—gaining entry into Katyusha, a sophisticated media monitoring and analytics system utilized by the Russian military.

This unauthorized access allegedly facilitated the extraction of internal documents and proprietary software utilized by Russian military propagandists.

While these claims have surfaced, multiple media reports that attempted to independently verify these assertions remain inconclusive.

Newsweek, for one, initiated contact with the Russian Defense Ministry for their official statement, yet no response has been received as of the time of reporting.