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Hackers Post False Nuclear Attack Warning

April 22, 2022 (EIRNS)—On April 19, a message potentially triggering a nuclear alert appeared on the website of the Russian Emergency Ministry, warning the population about a retaliatory NATO nuclear strike to occur around Orthodox Easter (April 24). The implicit meaning was that Russia would strike first and the U.S. would respond. The message was eventually deleted, and Kevin Rothrock, a Russia-watcher, tweeted that it had been a hacker operation:

“Somebody hacked the press office of Russia’s FEMA and posted ‘recommendations in case of a retaliatory nuclear strike by NATO countries,’ due on Orthodox Easter for some reason. Lots of iodine dose guidelines,” Rothrock tweeted.

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