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Amateur hackers warned against joining Ukraine’s ‘IT army’

Western officials say they would ‘strongly discourage’ any kind of criminal activity against Russia

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Amateur hackers are being warned off joining Ukraine’s “IT army” by western officials, amid fears that activists could be breaking the law or launch attacks that spiral out control.

Ukraine’s cyber-response to the Russian invasion has been bolstered by hackers organising on the Telegram messaging app under the IT Army of Ukraine banner. More than 300,000 people have signed up to the group, including members from outside Ukraine.

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