Websites of major Russian news outlets hacked

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The websites of major Russian news outlets including TASS, Izvestia and Kommersant were hacked on Monday. The websites could not be opened earlier, with many displaying error pages.

The press service of the Izvestia newspaper confirmed the hack, adding that everything is currently being done to ensure citizens’ access to information, Russia’s RIA Novosti reported.

The editor-in-chief of Kommersant, Vladimir Zhelonkin, also confirmed the hack. The website of Russian state news agency TASS was also hacked, Reuters checks from several devices showed, with the regular site replaced with an anti-war message and calls to stop President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine..– Agencies

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