Unknown hackers have hacked a popular opposition community page in the social network of VKontakte.ru, and at the same time several of the pages’ moderators have been arrested.
In addition, the Belarusian Association of Journalists reports that admins of the hacked community – as well as the community called “A free Lapis Trubiacki concert in Minsk” uniting 30,500 people – have been arrested.
So far we know that among those arrested are Pavał Jeŭcichijeŭ, Andrej Tkačoŭ, Raman Pratasievič, and several other persons who used to moderate either of the above-mentioned communities.
Security services are targeting “everyone who has ever moderated their community,” Siarhiej Biaspałaŭ, another moderator of the hacked group, told charter97.org.
“This is the second attempt to get rid of us,” he said. “The first try was last year when the clapping demonstrations started. That time KGB has failed, and now they want revenge.”
‘The free Lapis Trubiacki concert in Minsk’ is targeted as Lapis Trubiacki is a very popular band that has openly criticized and ridiculed Lukashenka both in speeches and in their songs. They are now based inRussiafor the threats they have received. Their concerts are attracting thousands of people from bothBelarusandRussia.