Control over Dmitri Medvedev's Twitter account has been restored after a hacking incident, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers has reported.
"Indeed, the account was hacked. Control over the account has been restored," the press service said.
Earlier, Medvedev's followers noticed two odd posts featuring a seemingly random set of English words and Latin script letters, which have since been deleted. One of the messages read "Vk mho cucumber uovunpniophvoui." The other read "Hop cc very very very hubby cheers cheers her very vav chi hi."
The tweets were posted as a response to Iraqi diplomat Haidar M Hadi, who had written a post about the ceremonial reception of foreign ambassadors in the Kremlin in honour of Russia Day, which Medvedev attended.
Медведев или отмечает или посылает сигналы или его хакнули. pic.twitter.com/bSWcP8g2GW— Yakov Shirokov (@Yakshiro) June 12, 2019
The tweet reads "Medvedev is either celebrating or sending signals or has been hacked."
Medvedev is an avid social media user and has an estimated 12 million followers across his Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and VKontakte accounts.