Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s Twitter account was hacked and the tweet about his resignation is untrue, Medvedev’s press service told RIA Novosti.
“[Medvedev’s] Twitter was hacked, the tweet on his resignation is false. We’re working on the problem,” the press service said.
“I’m resigning,” appeared on Medvedev’s microblog Thursday morning.
Medvedev’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said it was most likely a hacker attack.
“I don’t have any information, but I’m pretty sure that this was a hacker,” Peskov said.
The press service said they are investigating the technical aspects of the attack, while the details are at present unknown. The posts made on Thursday after the hacking of the account have been deleted.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev joined Twitter in 2010.
Medvedev assumed the post of prime minister on May 8, 2012, after serving as the third president of the Russian Federation from 2008 to 2012.