The popular hacker group Anonymous, which declared war on Russian President Vladimir Putin a few days ago, has said that Russian troops who surrender Russian tanks will receive about $ 50,000 in bitcoins per tank.
To Report Crypto Potito, Anonymous, a well-known political hacker organization, has offered to pay Russian soldiers for bitcoin in exchange for surrendering its military tanks. The group says it pays more than $ 52,000 for each tank or war vehicle it surrenders.
The Ukrainians are trying to stop the invasion of Russia not only with weapons and face-to-face battles, but also with cyber-attacks. Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov announced a few days ago that the government would create a cyber army.
We need talented people in the field of digital technologies and there will be tasks for everyone. We will continue to fight on the cyber front.
The multinational group Anonymous, which had previously declared war on ISIS, has launched several cyber attacks on Russia in retaliation for the war with Ukraine. In just two days, the organization has penetrated more than 300 targets in Russia and raised more than 1 billion rubles (about $ 10 million).
In another effort to reduce the offensive power of Russian forces and gain more profits, Anonymous has offered $ 52,000 in bitcoin to each of its tank crews per surrendered war machine. According to Anonymous, those who want to exchange Russian war vehicles for digital currencies must wave a white flag and use the code word “million” so that the hacker group can identify them.
Anonymous said in a statement:
O Russian soldiers, whoever wants to live with his family and children and not be killed, the anonymous international community has collected 1,225,043 rubles (approximately $ 9,879) in bitcoins to help you.
Anonymous declared war on Vladimir Putin at the end of February. At the time, the group had warned that it would face “unprecedented cyber-attacks from all over the world” if the Russian leader did not stop invading Ukraine.
The world’s great powers have waged a full-scale economic war against Russia, despite not engaging in direct military action.
The European Union (EU) has banned deals with Russia’s central bank to cut ties with Western Europe.
Britain has done the same. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stressed that Russian banks will be removed from the British financial system.
The United States has also joined the sanctions group by cutting off funding for dozens of large Russian state-owned companies. These include Gazprom Energy Company and Sberbank, Russia’s largest financial institution.
A Biden government spokesman said:
Simply put, as long as President Putin decides to continue his invasion of Ukraine, our strategy will be to prevent the Russian economy from growing.
These sanctions have led many Russians to turn to digital currencies as an alternative financial instrument. Despite numerous requests to stop providing services to such users, major digital exchange platforms, including Bainance and Cracken, have decided not to bar Russian citizens from accessing their exchange for the time being.