According to Medvedev, the purpose of those who hacked into his page was “to throw in something sensitive about the neighbors from a well-known person.” However, they will not be able to quarrel Russia with friends from the CIS, he addedwebp” type=”image/webp”>
Deputy head of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev called the hacking of his page on VKontakte “manifestation of information warfare”. No one is immune from such hacks, he said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“During my time and when I was the Prime Minister, I had to deal with similar attacks. <…> I can confirm once again: the administration of the social network and the competent services are conducting their own checks. The guilty will not go unpunished,»,— Medvedev said.
According to him, the goal of those who hacked into his page and published a post about Russian policy in the post-Soviet space on it was “to throw something sharp or sensitive about neighbors into the public field on behalf of a well-known person, to play on historical plots, to wait for the inevitable remove the fake, and then trade it.
“We have never worked like this and never do. This is not in our rules and does not correspond to our moral principles,” — said the deputy head
of the Security Council.
With friendly countries, he continued, Russia speaks “bluntly and frankly, without ambiguity.” “Hostile forces will not quarrel us. We— allies not only in official declarations, but also in deeds, in resolving daily issues affecting the interests of our countries and our peoples. It will continue to be so, — concluded Medvedev.
The post in question was published on Medvedev's VKontakte page. late evening August 1st. The author of this post called the collapse of the USSR a “fatal mistake”, which “will be corrected”, and spoke about the fate of Kazakhstan and Georgia. The post was later deleted.
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Medvedev's office reported that his page had been hacked. According to VK, the post was posted by another user. The company said that, together with the competent services, they are conducting an inspection and finding out the reasons for the incident.
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