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Attackers hack Investigation Committee's page on Facebook

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Belarus' Investigation Committee's page on Facebook was hacked in the morning of 12 June. A statement on behalf of the Investigation Committee read: "On the orders from the President of Belarus Aliaksandr Lukashenka, the Minitstry of Communication and IT halts all the activities deemed unfriendly towards the Russian Federation." 

Investigation Committee's official representative Siarhei Kabakovich told Euroradio his agency is trying to restore access to the page and information posted there is false. Does it look like a coordinated attack? "It is yet premature to talk about it. We are looking into it," Kabakovich said.

Euroradio reported yesterday, on Monday the Twitter account of Presidential Administration Deputy Head Maksim Ryzhankou was also hacked. The Twitter account contained a fake letter allegedly signed by Presidential Administration Head Natallia Kachanava to the head of Russian President's administration in Moscow. The letter expressed on behalf of the Belarusian president "apologies to Russian colleagues for our measures against the Russian Federation in the information security field." Law-enforcement agencies yesterday tried to identify those behind this provocation.

On 12 June, the Supreme Court of Belarus is considering an appeal on the ruling against the authors writing for the Russian website Regnum.

This is how the hacked page looks like