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Hackers hit Russian prime minister. You have to see what they did

Hackers hit Russian prime minister. You have to see what they did
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A Russian hacking group played a major prank on Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday after it hacked into his Twitter account.

Shaltay-Boltay created posts that said Medvedev had resigned and would begin a career as a freelance photographer. It also hacked into his Gmail account and several iPhones.

The group is associated with the worldwide hacking group Anonymous and has been very active against the Russian government. It has leaked documents, speeches and other secret government activities to the public. The group's blog is currently blocked in Russia.

Other coups include leaking what it said were private emails of the Russian rebel commander in eastern Ukraine, Igor Girkin (aka Strelkov), apparently discussing separatist plans as far back as 2010, as well as purported Kremlin instruction notes telling Russia's main TV stations how to cover big stories.

I guess you can't believe everything you read on Twitter - even on verified accounts. Groups like Anonymous are great at hacking into online sites to wreak havoc on governments they disagree with.

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Source: BBC
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