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Russia's MFA hacked: American computer genius "The Jester" leaves a warning, claiming that nobody is impressed by alleged Russia`s involvement in computer attacks
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The man hacked Russia's MFA website leaving the message "Stop attacking Americans"

An American hacker, who calls himself "The Jester", has defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in retaliation for attacks on American targets, reports

On Friday night, the Jester gained access to the Russian government ministry's website. And he left a message: "Stop attacking Americans".

"Comrades! We interrupt regular scheduled Russian Foreign Affairs Website programming to bring you the following important message," he wrote. "Knock it off. You may be able to push around nations around you, but this is America. Nobody is impressed". is the official website of the Russian agency that is in charge of maintaining the country's international diplomacy - equivalent to the U.S. Department of State.

His hacking of the website included this gag: "Visitors are subjected to the ear-piercing sound of an American civil alert message, that shrieking dial tone that accompanies emergency weather broadcasts". 

Later Maria Zakharova, the Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed the hacking, stressing that the  old version of its website had been attacked. At the same time the official website of the Russian Foreign Ministry, which had been reportedly penetrated by an American hacker, according to CNN, is and has been functioning normally.

Also Maria Zakharova said that MFA site is subjected to regular attacks, the number of which has increased after 2013.

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