The Security Council explained the hacking of a post on Medvedev’s page on Vkontakte

Toward nightfall, a post appeared on Medvedev's VKontakte page about Russia's policy in the post-Soviet space. It was later removed. The office of the deputy head of the Security Council explained that Medvedev's page was hacked

Dmitry Medvedev

Deputy head of the Security Council and ex-president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev on VKontakte hacked, his assistant Oleg Osipov told reporters.

According to him, Medvedev's last post on this social network was dedicated to congratulations on the Day of the Navy on July 31.

“And those who hacked the page, wrote and published a remote post, the VK administration and those who are supposed to deal with it,” — said Osipov (TASS quote).

This is how Medvedev's office explained the post that appeared on Medvedev's VK closer to the night of August 2. It was later removed.

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 press service of VK later told RBC that the post on Medvedev's page was published by another user. The company added that its security team, together with the competent services, is establishing the causes of the incident.

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Medvedev's social media accounts have been hacked before. In 2014, his Twitter blog posted an entry about his resignation from the post of prime minister. “I am retiring. Shame on the actions of the government. Excuse me»,— said in the message. And in 2019, hackers posted a meaningless set of Latin letters and words on Medvedev's English-language Twitter in response to a message from the Iraqi ambassador in Moscow.

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