Anonymous offers $52,000 worth of Bitcoin to Russian troops for surrendered tank. Is it fake news?

The popular hacker collective Anonymous is offering to Russian troops $52,000 in BTC for each surrendered tank.

The popular hacker collective Anonymous will reportedly pay $52,000 in BTC for a tank surrendered by Russian troops.

Ukrainian media reported that the hacker group claims to have collected over RUB 1 billion (worth £7.8 million at the time of writing) and is offering to Russian soldiers RUB 5 million ($52,000) for each surrendered tank.

The news was reported by other websites [1,2], I was not able to find the original alleged message from Anonymous.

Soldiers that want to exchange such vehicles for cryptocurrency need to wave a white flag and use the password “million” to accept the offer.

“Russian soldiers, everyone who wants to live with their families, children, and not die, the Anonymous global community has collected RUB 1,225,043 in bitcoin to help you,” reads the alleged message from Anonymous.

The sanctions imposed by the international community on Russia and its biggest financial institutions aim at creating financial instability in the country.

Many Russians attempted to protect their savings from ruble devaluation and sanctions by investing in cryptocurrencies, for this reason, the offer of cryptocurrencies to Russian troops could appear as tempting.

The news is very strange, and at this moment is difficult to track its source and determine its authenticity.

At this time Anonymous has yet to confirm and deny the news, if have any info please contact me.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Ukraine)

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