Russian TV Hacked as Anti-war Message is Projected
Multiple Russian television stations and online platforms were hacked today.
The hackers told the viewers that the TV and the authorities had lied about the Ukraine invasion.
The Russian TV hack came as the citizens were preparing to watch the annual Victory Day celebrations.
Different channels on Russian TV were hacked on Monday morning as anti-war messages were projected across the country. The message says, ‘the blood of thousands of Ukrainian adults and children is on your hands’.
The ‘No to War’ message warned viewers that the TV and the authorities ‘lied’ as it appeared on various programs and TV shows.
The hacked messages came on as Russians were preparing to watch the annual Victory Day military parade on Red Square. The event which was to be presided by Vladimir Putin had to be delayed.
The messages also reached online viewers receiving transmission from Wink, NTV Plus, MTS mobile operator, and Rostelecom.
A parent residing in Tyumen, Siberia revealed that the messages appeared on the children’s TV channels when her child was watching. She later realized the same thing had occurred on other TV stations.
The Russian defense ministry channel TV Zveda and viewers accessing with Yandex search engine were not exempted from the hack.
Siberia MTS reported that due to the cyberattack on Russian TV broadcasting channels, the subscribers may receive the extremist inscriptions in the broadcast grid.
Presently, IT specialists are doing their best to eliminate the hack messages as fast as possible so that the viewers and subscribers can get uninterrupted services and watch TV programs.
All through the war, hackers have been targeting Russia to shed more light on the events happening in Ukraine to citizens.