Hackers Take Over Ukraine Government Social Media

Government (Foreign) // Social Media // Ukraine

As Ukraine celebrated its independence from the Soviet Union, hackers took over various government social media channels.

Newsweek reports a group called SPRUT claimed responsibility for commandeering the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense’s Twitter and Instagram accounts and the National Guard’s Twitter account.

The accounts posted messages such as “Ukraine no more” and “Country not found” in Russian, then began reposting SPRUT messages, according to the report.

The Ukraine National Guard regained access and deleted the unauthorized the posts, though its statement credits “unknown persons.”