Hackers crash servers, broadcast air raid warning on Moscow. Photo/Illustration/Sindonews
MOSCOW – Hacker or hackers breaking into the servers of radio stations and television channels and sending fake air raid alarms on Moscow. That was the announcement made by the Russian emergency services on Thursday local time.
The incident follows a series of similar events in other parts of the country.
According to media reports, television programming was interrupted by warnings urging people to “seek shelter immediately”.
“A similar message was broadcast in the Sverdlovsk Region in the Urals,” local officials were quoted as saying by RT, Friday (10/3/2023).
Last month, false alarms about a “threat of a missile strike” were broadcast by radio stations in several regions of Russia. The broadcast was reportedly heard in cities across the west of the country and in the Urals. Officials at the time said that the incident was caused by a cyber attack.
In January, intruders briefly hijacked television signals in the Crimea and Belgorod Region, which borders Ukraine, to broadcast excerpts of speeches by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In February, broadcasts on two radio stations in Crimea were briefly interrupted by a speech by Kirill Budanov, head of Ukraine’s military intelligence. In a statement, Sputnik radio in Crimea described the hack as an act of “information sabotage.”
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