According to Dmitry Kolezev, two more Ural journalists reported on the hacking attempt.
Dmitry Kolezev, editor-in-chief of Znak.com, said that on the night of May 25, unknown people tried to hack his Telegram from a Spanish IP address. About this he wrote in his channel.
Kolezev also wrote that he knew at least two other Ural journalists whose accounts had been tried to be hacked or cracked, also from a Spanish IP address.
In a conversation , Kozezev said that two more journalists are Natalya Vakhonina, editor-in-chief of Between the Lines agency from Nizhny Tagil, and Andrei Varkentin from Yekaterinburg. He leads the Telegram channel about the city news “The Main Channel of Yekaterinburg” and makes a small edition of overtime.life. Kolezev suggested that “it is the channel that is important.”
Kolezev also said that he would not go to the police, as “he considers it meaningless.” Varkentin and Vakhonin also do not see the point in contacting the police. Vakhonina noted that she is likely to contact the law enforcement authorities if the situation repeats.
According to Vakhonina, she is considered the author of “almost all Tagil Telegram channels.” She suggested that hacking might be related to this, but changed her mind after she learned about hacking Kozezev. Vahonina also believes that this is due to the situation around the temple.
Kolezev does not know who could have hacked accounts, but suggested that it is connected with Telegram, since he and two other journalists are leading channels. Both Kolezev and Varkentin lit protests over the construction of the temple in the Yekaterinburg public garden.
The first thing that comes to mind is that it is somehow connected with the public garden, simply because it is the main story now, and all the hacked journalists have written and written about it, but this is just a hypothesis.
Dmitry Kolezev editor in chief of Znak.com
Updated at 12:06 PM: Platon Mamatov, director of Magic Inc communication agency, also spoke about hacking attempts with Spanish IP . “It would seem, what does the temple have to do with it,” wrote Mamatov.
Updated at 1:45 pm: According to Durov’s code, hackers could access Kolezev’s SIM card only if they had physical access to his phone or SIM card, or they were able to temporarily change the binding of his number to another SIM card that was in their hands, with the help of an operator.
In the second case, the operator will be able to see the history of the substitution of SIM-cards and calculate the employee of the company, under whose account it was done.
Warkentin turned to his operator, Beeline, and received the following response:
Updated at 4:09 pm: Unknowns also tried to hack into the account of Medusa journalist Dmitry Andreev, who wrote about the protests in Yekaterinburg.
Previously, Andreev worked at E1.RU, created a publication channel, and is still listed as its creator. Perhaps the attack on Dmitry is an attempt to seize this channel.
Updated at 5:20 pm : Ludmila Savitskaya, correspondent for MBH Media and Radio Liberty in the Pskov Region, spoke about the hacking attempt . According to her, they entered her account from different devices.