Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s twitter account was hacked, tweeting his resignation and criticising President Vladimir Putin.
“I’m resigning. I’m ashamed of the government’s actions. Forgive me,” said Medvedev’s Russian-language Twitter account.
“I’ve wanted to say this for a long time: Vova you’re wrong!” said another tweet, using the nickname for Vladimir.
Medvedev’s “Twitter account has been hacked, the messages are not genuine. We’re working on the problem,” a government spokesman told the state-tun RIA Novosti news agency.
However, hacked messages continued to appear, and his account quickly became the top trender in Moscow, with the number of followers of his account swiftly rising by 10,000 to over 2.5 million.