03 Mar 2014

Web Site of Russia Today Hacked and Defaced over Ukraine Conflict

The web site of Russia Today (RT.com) was hacked and defaced by unknown attackers apparently protesting Russian military involvement in Ukraine on Sunday, according to Softpedia News.

The hackers replaced headline words like “Russian” and “military” with the word “Nazi” by breaching the administrator panel. All headlines related to Ukraine were altered.

After the hack, the sire featured headlines such as: “Russian senators vote to use stabilizing Nazi forces on Ukrainian territory” and “Thousands rally against ‘illegitimate govt’, raise Nazi flags in eastern Ukraine.”

RT restored its web site 30 minutes after the incident, announcing it on Twitter.

“Hackers deface RT.com website, crack admin access, place "Nazi" in every headline. Back to normal now,” RT said.

This is not the first incident related to Ukraine’s conflict from the last few days. Anonymous Ukraine defaced close to 30 Polish web sites warning about the “Nazi danger,” according to CyberGuerilla.

“We want to warn people of Poland that their country is in great danger,” Anonymous Ukraine stated. “Poland will be the next country to be torn apart by fascist plague like it happened in Ukraine.”

“We want Poland to understand that Volin tragedy may happen again if Poland continues to support Ukrainian Nazi,” their message concluded.