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Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter account hacked

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By Everton Gayle
Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter account hacked

The Kremlin is investigating reports that the Twitter account of the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has been hacked.

The alert came when a tweet from the account said: “I am resigning. I am ashamed of the actions of the government. Forgive me.”

In another the hackers said: “I have long wanted to say. Vova! You are wrong. (Vova is a nickname for the Russian President Vladimir Putin.)

And later: “Russian citizens shouldn’t suffer from the problem of perception of common sense in the top leadership in the country.”

A government spokesman said the last tweets from the account, which has more than 2.5 million followers, were “not true”.

Medvedev’s English-language account on Twitter has not been affected.

Other hacked tweets samples

“I am resigning. I am embarrassed by the actions of the government. Forgive me.”

“All the same, I will become a freelance photographer!”

“Despite our efforts, certain online hooligans don’t give a [expletive] about [entering their passport data] to access the Internet.”

“Crimea is not ours, please retweet.”