Millions of Russians were faced with a message condemning the war crimes in Ukraine after a major TV listings system was hacked during the Russian Victory Day celebrations.
Programme titles and previews on various channels were replaced with text stating: ‘On your hands is the blood of thousands of Ukrainians and their hundreds of murdered children. TV and the authorities are lying. No to war.’
This morning the online Russian TV schedule page was hacked— Francis Scarr (@francis_scarr) May 9, 2022
The name of every programme was changed to "On your hands is the blood of thousands of Ukrainians and their hundreds of murdered children. TV and the authorities are lying. No to war" pic.twitter.com/P2uCNz8cqa
Former Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak said some channels have been affected since last night. “At night and in the morning, residents of Russia who wanted to watch festive TV programme stumbled upon such messages. I wonder who exactly was hacked. Whose head will fly off his shoulders?” she said.
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