Two radio stations owned by one of Ukraine’s largest broadcasters, TAVR Media, were hacked on Thursday to spread fake news that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was hospitalized and in basic condition.
TAVR Media, which works on nine famous radio stations in Ukraine, let The Record know that the music projects of Melodia FM and Radio Bayraktar were intruded on by hackers at around 1 p.m. nearby time.
Cybercriminals attempted to hack every one of the nine radio stations, however, most of the hackers were intercepted by the company’s cybersecurity team, as indicated by Oksana Shavel, a representative for the broadcaster.
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Sometime thereafter, Zelensky posted a video on his official Instagram page denying the report. “I’m in my office and I’m more grounded than at any other time,” he said. While the hacker hasn’t yet been credited to any gathering, Zelensky has blamed Russia for spreading deception.
The event is the most recent blow for blow among Russian and Ukrainian hackers as the war on the ground moves toward its 150-day mark.
“They contend to see who can improve,” Ukrainian telecom master Olexandr Gluschenko told The Record. Before June, to be favorable to Ukrainian hacker group attacked a Russian radio broadcast to communicate the Ukrainian public hymn and hostile to war melodies. A few Russian TV channels have likewise been over and over hacked to show on-the-ground scenes of the war in Ukraine.