The broadcast of numerous radio stations in Kazan, Ufa, Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk and other cities was interrupted by reports of air strikes and missile attacks. This was reported by local media.
The Ministry of Emergencies of Russia [о тревоге и ударе] fake and not true. We kindly ask you to follow the messages in the official sources,” he said.
They added that the broadcast was cut off due to a hacker attack on the radio station servers.
In Kazan, missile attacks and air strikes could be heard from Radio Energy and Humor FM. The advertising service “Gazprom-Media Holding” told the publication “Business Online” that there was a “technical malfunction”.
In the Voronezh region, listeners of Relax FM radio also encountered a radio warning. Residents were offered to continue bombing the bunkers.
“This message is a provocation of the accomplices of the Kiev regime and is not true. The situation in the region is controlled and uneventful. “We solemnly request the people of Voronezh to remain calm and not panic,” the press service of the Voronezh region administration said on Telegram channel.
In the Nizhny Novgorod region, the radio was also interrupted. “The messages are the result of unauthorized access to radio broadcasts by unidentified persons,” the regional government website said.
In the Chelyabinsk region, the regional FSB conducts an inspection due to an alarm signal on the radio in Magnitogorsk and a call to descend into the bunker.
The main office of the Ministry of Emergencies in Bashkiria also reported that a hacker attack was carried out on the servers of commercial radio stations in various regions of Russia.
In Novosibirsk, the editors of the radio “Business FM” learned about the failure and transmission of a false signal from their colleagues in the broadcast NGS.RU.
“Someone had a glitch or malfunction. We don’t know ourselves. We received a call [слушатели]they asked, ”the presenters said.
Representatives of the Novosibirsk Department of Civil Defense and Emergency Situations reported that the air raid alarm in the city did not work.
On January 25, in the Crimea and the Belgorod region, viewers saw an address of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky instead of the usual programs of federal channels. District officials explained this with an unauthorized alteration of the broadcast signal.
As a result of a hack on 30 August 2022, the Ukrainian anthem was played for minutes on the broadcast of the Krym radio station. In June, hackers attacked the Kommersant FM radio station’s internet broadcast. The hackers also broadcast the Ukrainian anthem, Ukrainian songs and anti-war songs. At the same time, only the mobile version of the site was hacked.
In particular, the song “I do not need war” was released, in which the soloist of the Nogu Svelo group Maxim Pokrovsky was sued under an article about discrediting the RF Armed Forces.
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