Russian prime minister’s Twitter account hacked — no, he’s not quit to become a photographer


Someone took control of the [company]Twitter[/company] account of Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday morning, sending out a flurry of tweets suggesting that the Russian prime minister was fed up with President Putin and that he was quitting to become a freelance photographer.

The Russian-language account was hacked shortly after 10am local time, the Moscow Times suggested. Medvedev’s English-language account was unaffected, and by the time of writing, a few hours after the hack, the tweets had been deleted.

“I am resigning. I am embarrassed by the actions of the government. Forgive me,” one tweet read. Another declared: “Crimea is not ours. Please retweet.” According to RT, “Medvedev” also tweeted that he’d “still be a freelance photographer.” “I’ve been longing to say this. Vova [Putin]! You are wrong!” another tweet declared.

“The circumstances surrounding the hacking are as yet unknown. All the necessary technical steps have been taken to minimize the consequences of the hacking,” a statement from the Kremlin press service read, according to the Moscow Times.



Since Russia never seems to prosecute Russian hackers that commit crimes in other countries, it will be interesting to see whether they decide this hacking warrants a prosecution.


The funny thing is that he’s actually a decent photographer.

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