Ukraine calls for volunteer hackers to protect its critical infrastructure

The Ukrainian government is reportedly looking for volunteers from the country’s hacker underground to help defend the key infrastructure and perform cyber-surveillance missions against Russian forces.

The call came via a post by Yegor Aushev, co-founder of a cybersecurity firm in Kyiv which has worked with the Ukraine’s government on the defence of critical infrastructure. Aushev claims he wrote the post at the request of a senior Defense Ministry official who called him on Thursday, 24 February. 

The post invites hackers and cybersecurity specialists to apply using Google Docs, specifying their specialisations and professional references. According to the post, the volunteers would be organised into two groups: defence and offensive cyber forces.