Pro-government News Sites Get Hacked in Hungary
- 29 Mar 2022 3:04 PM
This website is part of the government’s propaganda media! We bring you the truth! Independent media instead of propaganda! Take a look at how the propagand media tricks you! -were some of the messages awaiting visitors on the websites of visitors to Nemzeti Sport, Metropol, Figyelő, Szabad Föld, 888.hu, Mandiner, and the online sites of a few local dailies yesterday, writes Telex.
The hacked pages featured videos and articles about how the news is manipulated by state-run media and government-friendly media. Other content on the sites criticized Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and promoted opposition leader Péter Márki-Zay.
At the bottom of the hacked sites were indications that the international hackivist collective Anonymous was behind the cyberattack.
Government-critical content eventually disappeared from the sites, but the attacked websites remained inacessible even after that.
On Sunday night, just a few hours before the sites were attacked, RTL reported that the Anonymous hacker group had threatened the Orban government in a video for continuing to stand behind Vladimir Putin and Russia.
Meanwhile, the Hungarian government and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán continue to act as a Trojan horse in Europe for the Kremlin, and block all efforts in support of the Ukrainian people and those that sanction Russia. -wrote Anonymous, calling on the Hungarian government “to stop spreading Russian propaganda.”
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