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    Report: Russian Hackers Talked Via Britney Spears’ Instagram

    It was hiding in plain sight. A report from Slovakian security firm ESET indicates that Russian hackers may have communicated through coded Instagram comments on the pop star’s posts — likely not a referendum on Britney’s contributions to music, but merely an easy place to leave instructions and be overlooked by authorities. One comment, which reads ”#2hot make loved to her, uupss #Hot #X” sent those in the know to a command and control server for malware. ESET’s report blames the comments on Turla, a group known for attacking governments.

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