( Miss ) use od digital diplomacy ? ‘Ashamed for the govt, I resign’: Russian PM’s Twitter account hacked

  • 18th August 2014
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( Miss ) use od digital diplomacy ? ‘Ashamed for the govt, I resign’: Russian PM’s Twitter account hacked

Medvedev’s Russian-language account was hacked at approximately 10:20am Moscow time (06:20 GMT). It took PM’s office several minutes to report the breach to the media.

The hacker produced a flurry of tweets over the 40 minutes he or she was in control.

“I resign. I am ashamed for the actions of the government. I’m sorry,” the first tweet said.

 

Screenshot from Dmitry Medvedev's hacked Twitter account.

Screenshot from Dmitry Medvedev’s hacked Twitter account.

“I’ll still be a freelance photographer,” another one said.

“I’ve been longing to say this. Vova [Putin]! you are wrong!” another said.

Apparently the hacker is Russian, since the messages show good knowledge of Russian political memes. For instance, his/her latest tweet addressed to President Vladimir Putin is a reference to the famous words of Mikhail Gorbachev, who said “Boris, you are wrong!” to Boris Yeltsin in response to his criticism of the Communist Party in 1988.

Medvedev’s English-language account on Twitter apparently was not compromised.

The news of the hack topped the Russian Twitter trends.

http://rt.com/news/180204-medvedev-twitter-resigns-hacked/

 

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