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    Instagram Restores Russia Minister's Account Attacked by Turkish Hackers

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    Administration of Instagram restored hacked account of Russian Communications and Mass Media Minister Nikolay Nikiforov.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Communications and Mass Media Minister Nikolay Nikiforov’s hacked Instagram account was restored on Sunday.

    Hackers claiming to be Turkish nationals have broken into Nikiforov’s Instagram account earlier in the day, posting Turkish flags and references to a Russian jet shot down by Turkey late November.

    Photos with inscriptions in Turkish posted by hackers have been removed from the minister's page in the social networking service.

    According to Nikiforov, Instagram technical support has not responded to the incident for more than 9 hours.

    The attack comes less than a week after a Turkish hacker group, Ayyildiz, announced its readiness to launch cyberattacks on Russian websites.

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