Russian-backed actors send Ukrainian soldiers false text messages
In spring 2014, Ukrainian soldiers started to receive malicious text messages via fake cell towers. For three years, soldiers frequently received demoralizing messages urging them to desert their posts or informing soldiers that their commanders had betrayed them. The Associated Press reported that the sophisticated equipment required to send the messages suggested Russian state involvement.

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Date: Spring 2014-2017
Country: Ukraine
Source: Source Source 2