Anonymous hackers hacked the automatic identification system of ships and changed the official name of the yacht, which supposedly belongs to Vladimir Putin. This is reported by The Independent.
According to foreign publications, the Russian president allegedly purchased this vessel for $ 97 million.
Putin reportedly has a $97 million luxury yacht called “Graceful”. A group of Anonymous hackers on Saturday figured out a way to mess with maritime traffic data & made it look like the yacht had crashed into Ukraine’s Snake Island, then changed its destination to “hell”: pic.twitter.com/Ch53lcG7D6
— Ryan Gallagher (@rj_gallagher) February 27, 2022
The hacker “legion” Anonymous, which declared Russia’s cyber war for the invasion of Ukraine, managed to penetrate the automatic identification system, which is used to track the movements and location of ships around the world.
Once in the system, the hacktivists changed the name of the yacht from Graceful to FCKPTN and sent the ship to Hell, indicating the appropriate destination.
Ryan Gallagher of Bloomberg claims that in this way the hackers wanted to “put the yacht under the sanctions packages” and “make people smile for a while in these dark times.”