Killnet Group Attempting to Form a Private Military Hacking Company

On March 13, Killmilk, the leader of the Russian hacktivist DDoS collective Killnet, announced on Telegram the establishment of “Black Skills,” a Private Military Hacking Company. 

The name “Private Military Hacking Company” is a clear riff on the growing presence and cult of private military companies in Russia (primarily the Wagner Group). It is also likely a not-so-subtle invitation to the Russian government to use Killnet’s resources as a cyber mercenary group, although it’s also unlikely they will deeply vet their clientele. 

This blog post from Flashpoint’s analysis team has a lot more detail on this:

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