The Russian Embassy in London made a joke about the “epidemic” of hacker attacks


RIA Novosti

The Russian Embassy in the UK ironically reacted to statements by the Western media and politicians about the attacks of hackers, allegedly linked to Russia.

“It’s some sort of epidemic or fashion? All in the West claim that they have cracked Russia,” wrote the Embassy official Twitter.

The record is attached to a photo of a woman behind the wheel, which was stopped by a policeman. The caption to the picture reads: “I’m not guilty, officer. This Russian hacked my speedometer”.

It’s like epidemic, or fashion? in the West with everybody claiming being hacked by Russia.

— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) on 12 February 2017

On Sunday, the Sunday Times, citing a national Center of cybersecurity, wrote that in the UK has increased the number of cyber attacks on government institutions from allegedly linked to Russian hackers.

In the Russian Embassy noted that the article did not contain “any evidence, some allegations”.

Anti-Russian campaign in the British press and #fakenews production are going on? Piece contains no proof, just allegations

— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) on 12 February 2017

A day earlier, the Guardian newspaper reported an attack on “Russian hackers”, the Italian foreign Ministry, and on Sunday the Roman Il Messaggero said the hacking of the Italian Ministry of defense.

The Russian foreign Ministry stressed that these accusations are not supported by the facts. The head of Department Sergey Lavrov has responded to the accusations with irony: he called on the diplomats “not to rest on our laurels”, but to learn new things and use innovative working methods.