Someone clearly isn’t very impressed with Vladimir Putin, as the Russian economy continues to tank in the wake of sanctions.
As the ruble plummets below 100/$ today, Russian officials are saying there's nothing to worry about.
But not everyone is convinced: in Surgut, a Siberian oil town, someone hacked this news ticker to say "Putin is a dickhead and a thief. 100₽/$ – you've lost your fucking mind" pic.twitter.com/pLQ29FkIUP
— max seddon (@maxseddon) August 14, 2023
Over the years we’ve seen plenty of electronic road signs and billboards hacked to display “amusing” messages.
I assume that officials are now investigating with some haste whether whoever updated the ticker in the oil town of Surgut – declare that “Vladimir Putin is a dickhead and a thief” – was a rogue member of staff, or a hacker exploiting a poorly-secured or default password.