“Gentlemen don’t read each other’s mail.” (Henry L. Stimson)
A couple of days ago we learned about a new Super-Villain who has entered the war arena. Calling himself The Joker, this hacker claims to have broken into NATO’s DELTA computer system which Ukraine uses to manage its logistics and war effort.
Yesterday The Joker boasted of a new feat: He broke into the personal Instagram Account of Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief General Valery Zaluzhny!
I took above screenshot from a Russian source called zvezdanews which is a Twitter-type thing. On his Instagram (on which he has over 50K subscribers), Zaluzhny usually has a thumbnail of his own large head, which the hacker replaced with the thumbnail of Putin riding bare-back on a bear. The hacker also replaced Zaluzhny’s telegram link with his own t.me/JokerDPR.
Also, among the usual photos posted by Zaluzhny himself [one would assume, although that one on the right, with the girl in the sweater, looks rather ghoulish – is that Valery’s daughter??], the Joker apparently added his own:
The first photo on the left, the most recent one posted, shows a rather ghastly soldier with a Joker-type visage, strolling through the woods. The caption, in Ukrainian, reads: “Yes, I can confirm that the Joker from DPR broke into DELTA.”
From busting NATO software, to hacking Zaluzhny’s family photos… Well, to me it seems a step down. But this hacker is making his point that, as he claims, he has his own spies and agents everywhere, even in the Office of the President. Still, if he has Zaluzhny’s password, are there not better things that he could do with such a prize, one has to ask oneself?