Hackers breach Ukrainian radio community to unfold faux information about Zelenskiy

Hackers breach Ukrainian radio community to unfold faux information about Zelenskiy

Hackers breach Ukrainian radio community to unfold faux information about Zelenskiy

On Thursday, Ukrainian media group TAVR Media confirmed that it was hacked to unfold faux information about President Zelenskiy being in important situation and beneath intensive care.

In line with the State Service of Particular Communications and Info Safety of Ukraine (SSCIP), the community operates 9 main Ukrainian radio stations, together with Hit FM, Radio ROKS, KISS FM, Radio RELAX, Melody FM, Nashe Radio, Radio JAZZ, Basic Radio, and Radio Bayraktar.

“At this time, a cyber assault was carried out on the servers and networks of TAVR Media radio stations,” the corporate mentioned in an official assertion.

“We emphasize that no details about the well being issues of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi is true.”

SSSCIP added that the attackers breached TAVR Media’s servers and broadcasting techniques to unfold faux information suggesting that the Ukrainian President is allegedly beneath intensive care, in important situation, with Parliament Chairman Ruslan Stefanchuk appearing in his stead.

Zelenskyi additionally refuted the reviews in a video shared on his official Instagram account, saying they have been faux information unfold by Russian-linked risk actors.

“At this time, Russia launched extra faux information that the (Ukrainian) state isn’t managed by President Zelenskiy as he’s in hospital, or relatively, in intensive care due to a ‘severe well being situation’,” he mentioned, in response to a translated transcript from Reuters.

“So, right here I’m in my workplace, and I’ve by no means felt pretty much as good as now. And the unhealthy information for these behind such fakes is that I’m not alone. There are 40 million of us (Ukrainians). And with all due respect to previous age, 44 isn’t (nearly) 70.”

 

Deepfakes additionally used to push faux information

After Russia invaded Ukraine, Fb additionally eliminated a poorly made and unconvincing deepfake video of Zelenskyy asking Ukrainian troops lay down their arms and give up.

The altered video was first shared on the compromised web site of Ukraine 24 after a Wednesday breach, and it unfold to different compromised Ukrainian information websites.

Zelenskyy additionally reacted to the deepfake making rounds on-line along with his personal video to cease it from additional influencing Fb customers’ opinions concerning the precise scenario in Ukraine, asking Russian troops to give up as a substitute and go house.

“If I can supply somebody to put down their arms, it is the Russian navy,” Zelenskyy mentioned. “Go house. As a result of we’re house. We’re defending our land, our youngsters, and our households.”

The Ukrainian Stratcom Centre, the nation’s Centre for Strategic Communications and Info Safety, additionally warned in early March that Russia may use deepfake movies that “are nearly unimaginable to tell apart from the true ones,” generated utilizing machine studying algorithms.

One month earlier than, Fb additionally took down accounts utilized by the Ghostwriter Belarusian-linked hacking group to goal Ukrainian officers and navy personnel and for spreading movies portraying Ukrainian troopers surrendering to the Russian military.

 

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