Ukrainian hackers geolocate Russian soldiers with fake profiles of attractive women


They transferred the information over to Ukraine’s military, and several days later the base was attacked. The attack was confirmed by online news site Ukrainian Pravda. Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov reported last month’s explosion at the base.

“My first thought was — I am effective, I can help my country,” another team member on Hackyourmom, identified only as Maxim, explained. “Then, I realized, I want more of this — I want to find more bases, again and again.”

“For me, this felt like combat,” Knysh told the FT. “With no money, with no brilliant software, and even no brilliant hacks — you can use fraudsters, the dark web against your enemy.”

Geolocation Basics

IP geolocation is the mapping of an IP address to the geographic location of the internet from where the connected devices are located.

By geographically mapping the IP address, you can get location information such as the country, state, city, zip code, latitude/longitude, ISP, area code, and other information.

The Ukraine hacker group Anonymous continues to warn citizens to turn off the geolocation app on all devices. Because Russian hackers were using that feature to track and attack gatherings of Ukraine citizens.