Army of cyber hackers rise up to back Ukraine


According to an analyst at cyber security firm Sekoia, nearly 260,000 people have joined the ‘IT Army’ of volunteer hackers, which was set up at the initiative of Ukraine’s digital minister Mykhailo Fedorov. — Reuters

PARIS: An army of volunteer hackers is rising up in cyberspace to defend Ukraine, though internet specialists are calling on geeks and other “hacktivists” to stay out of a potentially very dangerous computer war.

According to Livia Tibirna, an analyst at cyber security firm Sekoia, nearly 260,000 people have joined the “IT Army” of volunteer hackers, which was set up at the initiative of Ukraine’s digital minister Mykhailo Fedorov.

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