Hacking group Squad303 creates tool to send random Russian phones anti-war messages

“We the people of the world have a message to the Russian nation. A nation that is to pay a huge price because of the shameful decision of the dictator Putin to attack an independent Ukraine by armed forces,” the website states.

“However, nearly 150 million Russians do not know the truth about the causes or course of the war in Ukraine. It is fed with the lies of the Kremlin propaganda. There is no free media in Russia and the internet is censored.”

When one of the sending options is clicked on, a random recipient is chosen and a stock message from a selection is pre-populated in Russian for sending with a single click.

One potential email message describes the Ukraine invasion as a “fatal step” leading to huge human losses that undermines the foundations of international security.

“The responsibility for unleashing a new war in Europe lies entirely with Russia,” it continues.

“There is no rational justification for this war. Attempts to use the situation in Donbass as a pretext for launching a military operation do not inspire any confidence.”

Squad303 said they had received direct evidence that people using the service were doing a “great job”.

“The Kremlin is afraid of you,” they wrote on Twitter.