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Russia: Arrest made in FAS Twitter hacking

 |  January 20, 2014

The Twitter account for Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service was hacked last summer, and authorities have reportedly made an arrest in the case.

A 20-year-old journalism student in Moscow has reportedly been detained as a suspect for the hacking, which occurred twice over one week in the summer of 2013; the hacker reportedly posted “anti-constitutional” posts on behalf of the FAS.

At the time, reports say authorities had attributed the hacking to anti-government art group Voina, though the connection between Voina and the arrested suspect remain unclear.

Following the hacking, Russian regulators submitted a bill to give the nation’s Federal Security Service authority to probe hacker attacks.

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