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Lithuania

We continue to follow the curious “relations” between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Killnet group. For some reason, these hacktivists are of particular interest in the Ministry.

This is perhaps the only pro-Russian group that can be directly mentioned on the Foreign Ministry website – in a rebuttal about attacks on Eurovision. True, there they are called not a hacker group or something else, but a “community of Russian programmers Killnet”.

The origin of this wording is not entirely clear, just as it is also unclear why the Foreign Ministry should refute the activities of a group that is not called affiliated with the Russian state in the cited publications (it is called pro-Putin).

Even better is the rebuttal that came out today. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among other things, refutes the “stuffing” of the British tabloid Express “about alleged Russian attacks on public and private institutions in Lithuania, as well as on infrastructure facilities in Finland.” If you are not too lazy and read the article, then again it is about the attacks of Killnet, which is called Russian (which it does not hide), but its connection with the state is not mentioned. In contrast to the situation with Eurovision, when Killnet denied any involvement, the group actively wrote about attacks on Lithuanian organizations several weeks after Lithuania closed transit to the Kaliningrad region, and boasted of their success. Well, and the most absurd thing is that the Express article quotes a Killnet representative who answers in the affirmative to the question whether the cyber attack on Lithuania was a response to the transit ban.

So far, I have not found an explanation why the Foreign Ministry so needs to refute the accusations against this “community of Russian programmers”, which itself is not averse to confirming these accusations. Probably some kind of diplomatic game…

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By Treadstone 71

@Treadstone71LLC Cyber intelligence, counterintelligence, Influence Operations, Cyber Operations, OSINT, Clandestine Cyber HUMINT, cyber intel and OSINT training and analysis, cyber psyops, strategic intelligence, Open-Source Intelligence collection, analytic writing, structured analytic techniques, Target Adversary Research, cyber counterintelligence, strategic intelligence analysis, estimative intelligence, forecasting intelligence, warning intelligence, threat intelligence