The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has taken a new step to regulate the activities of civilian hackers in conflict zones. To address the rise in the involvement of civilian hackers in inter-state conflicts, the ICRC has come up with eight directives to ensure that these hackers don’t end up harming non-combatants.

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The world has rallied around Ukraine since Russian forces invaded this past week, including, it seems, hackers. The hacktivist collective Anonymous, which gained prominence between 2008 and 2014 with a series of high-profile politically motivated cyber-attacks against such disparate groups as the Church of Scientology and PayPal, has come out of the woodwork once again