Russian news site RT.com hacked to replace 'Russian' with 'Nazi'

Amidst controversy surrounding Russia's decision to move troops into Ukraine, popular Russian news site RT.com has been hacked.

At about 11 p.m. EST Saturday, hackers compromised RT's homepage and changed most instances of the word "Russian" to the word "Nazi." This led to headlines such as "Thousands rally against 'illegitimate govt', raise Nazi flags in eastern Ukraine," "Limit surveillance to ‘terrorist communication,’ says outgoing Nazi boss," and "up to 143,000 Nazis requested asylum in Russia in two weeks."

A few minutes later, RT began changing the headlines back to their normal state one by one, with RT acknowledging the issue on their official Twitter account.

The Russian government has come under scrutiny from the United States and the UN following their deployment of troops into Ukraine, a sovereign state and former Soviet nation. For the past few months, Ukraine has been engaged in a series of protests known as the "Euromaidan," which recently escalated following the occupation of federal buildings and the ousting of Ukraine's president Yanukovych by protesters. The conflict began as a result of a split between the country's populace over joining the European Union or staying under the wing of Russia. 

RT's role in media reporting of the conflict has also been heavily criticized. The site is funded entirely by the government of the Russian Federation, and an alleged pro-Russian bias has made the outlet a target for those on the side of Ukraine.

Earlier today, members under the banner of the hacker group Anonymous announced 'Op Ukraine' in support of the Ukrainian protesters. Hackers have already leaked close to 500MB of internal Russian documents, with plans to release more documents at their Twitter account for the movement, @AnonOpUkraine

While some speculate that members of Anonymous from @AnonOpUkraine may be behind the hacking of RT's website, no one has taken responsibility for the attack yet, and there's still no word as to how they managed to gain entry.

Source: @UkrainianConflictImage via @UkrainianConflict

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A few minutes later, RT began changing the headlines back to their normal state one by one

Some one needs to learn about backups, or even search and replace! One by one... sheeesh.

You might have legit uses of the word nazi tho, so it cannot be handled with search and replace.. must be done all manually. I am confident they are using a search function to locate the words, then replacing the word only after verifing whether it is mixed up or not.

nullie said,
You might have legit uses of the word nazi tho, so it cannot be handled with search and replace.. must be done all manually. I am confident they are using a search function to locate the words, then replacing the word only after verifing whether it is mixed up or not.

Search last modfied and restrict to the date the hack happened. Bingo. Job done in less than five minutes.

More importantly, where's their backups at?
Could have merged posts since their last backup and it would be a lot quicker.

What's going on here is a clear case of "Woe is me" and trying to make it look worse than it is.

RT isn't any less propaganda than your local news. The american smear campaign of the Olympics, for one, only made it laughably obvious.

If you want actual news analysis, listen to the No Agenda Show. You'll grow pretty damn cynical about news agencies as a whole.

A case of propaganda on propaganda. The Anonymous hacker group has long been thought to be a false flag operation led by a US interest.

The problem for anonymous is the NSA, FBI, and DOD actually controls them, they call it ANONINT, dupe those ####ers into hacking targets the United States is against. Its the ultimate weapon, even foreigners get tricked into participating.

What is sad, is Russia actually helps protect Americans, because we're enslaved to the United States government. The lies we're told every day, the misinformation machine, the covered up surveillance, rapes, and murders by our agents... Russia seeks more to expose and challange the United States, and that is the only thing that might overthrow them and offers to keep this mad machine in check (if only Russia and the USA went to war, we could knock the DOD/NSA/FBI/CIA/Congress into oblivion).

Creating organized chaos and keeping the hackers in control is another focus of ANONINT. Anonint helps expose would be hackers and their activity can be tracked by Echelon and the NSA. The organized chaos is that, the DOD/NSA etc is not truly peaceful, and doesn't respect individuals or corporations, even American citizens. Chaos is important in deceiving and controlling the public, because organization and truth might lead to justice and the government getting overthrown.

Anonymous is not anonymous to anyone but the public.

http://www.oregonstatehospital.../russelltice-nsarnmebl.html

Edited by nullie, Mar 2 2014, 11:10pm :

kizzaaa said,
A case of propaganda on propaganda. The Anonymous hacker group has long been thought to be a false flag operation led by a US interest.

Is it Crazy Conspiracy Theorist Day today or something? I'm not dressed for the occasion!

SharpGreen said,

It's like the Russian version of Fox. So no.

How so? I don't watch it regularly but what I've seen has been informative. It seems to offer an alternative to the usual drivel we get but isn't sensationalist.

panacea said,
Its not?

It has more in common with the onion than a news site, they just don't know it themselves. They're all about conspiracies and propaganda, and they're used by those who wish to push their propaganda and they don't realize it.

HawkMan said,
Hehe calling RT a news site

It is a news site, just like fox, CNN, bbc, al jazera, etc. and they all have biased opinions and hidden agendas - there is no such thing as an unbiased news source. The good thing about RT is it's hate for the UK and USA. I learnt on there that any oil company can come along and smash up you property/garden/land to search for oil even if you say no, and RT was the only news source reporting on OWS, so yes, like other news outlets it is a legitimate news source thank you very much.

Don't generalize so much, because that argument doesn't work for RT. Certain sites like fox news are very biased, basically news to control the public, mislead them into buying the corporate overlord douche view.

RT America has a few nice shows that totally go against that type of crap, focusing more on the truth, like Breaking the Set, a show with Abby Martin that is one of the most brilliant shows we have.

RT in Russia may or may not have a Russian bias, but they are sort of cooky and its news meant for their culture. But I did notice them at least giving the truth a chance, letting it get on the air, unlike American media.

Weird thing I found out about America is everything is a conspiracy, and the public is duped into not seeing it. Literally, the #### happening behind the scenes in American government is plots to murder and control people, to maximize profits, and to deny people human rights, so they stay in power. Its all real, and our government abuses us on purpose, lies about it, and covers it up.

http://www.oregonstatehospital.../russelltice-nsarnmebl.html

Edited by nullie, Mar 2 2014, 10:18pm :

Hello,

Russia Today is a news organization funded by the Russian federal government. You could think of it as the equivalent of Voice of America in that regard.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

nullie said,

...
Weird thing I found out about America is everything is a conspiracy, and the public is duped into not seeing it. Literally, the #### happening behind the scenes in American government is plots to murder and control people, to maximize profits, and to deny people human rights, so they stay in power. Its all real, and our government abuses us on purpose, lies about it, and covers it up.

http://www.oregonstatehospital.../russelltice-nsarnmebl.html

Put your foil hat on so they can't control your thoughts! Wake up, people!