Cybersecurity

Russian PM Quits in Hacked Tweet

Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev

Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev // RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service/AP

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter account disowned President Putin and announced plans to take up freelance photography, after an intruder compromised his social media feed, RT reports.

The hacker sent off a flurry of tweets during 40 minutes of free rein.

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

“I'll still be a freelance photographer,” another one read.

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

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