'Unintended consequences': Officials warn amateurs against hacking Russia

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More than 300,000 people have joined the so-called 'IT Army of Ukraine' on Telegram
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More than 300,000 people have joined the so-called 'IT Army of Ukraine' on Telegram

Amateur hackers should not join the 'IT army of Ukraine', officials in government have said, over concerns that they could breach the law or start attacks that would eventually spiral out of control.

Since the start of the Ukraine crisis, thousands of hackers from around the world have come forward to show their support for Ukraine. Many of them claim to have taken down Russian government we...

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