Breaking news: Hacktivist groups are using common cybercriminal methods to fund their operations. The researchers went through (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacktivists-fund-their-operations-using-common-cybercrime-tactics/) half a dozen big names and found that the hacktivists of all varieties. As well as the sale of data, botnets and malware as a service, blackmail and other little pranks.
So, comrades from Killnet blackmail victims, provide hacking and DDoS services, and also conduct hacking courses for the smallest. And in May, they announced a crypto-exchange — apparently, Conti’s ambitions do not give rest. In addition, Killnet and Anonymous Killnet Sudan trade logs, stolen data, and network access. Anonymous Russia and Passion run botnets. Anti-Iranian hacktivists from the Arvin Club run a premium channel with exploits and leaks… In general, nothing surprising. You won’t be fed up with hacktivism alone, and the profile of work, to put it mildly, is conducive to this. During the day you are a simple cybercriminal, and at night you are at war with the damned West. Or vice versa. That’s how we live.