Hackers break into Russian TV to broadcast nuclear false alarms. The false message broadcast yesterday was aimed at “people living in eastern Russia” who were being asked to go to shelters and “take potassium iodide pills”, which are typically used in radiation emergencies. It’s the third time media stations in the country have aired hacker warnings in just over two weeks. On February 22, a civil defense hoax said an “air warning” was in effect, while another on February 28 said there was a “missile threat”. A map of Russia has appeared on the screen, gradually turning red from west to east, while a voice says: “There has been an attack, urgently go to a shelter. Seal the windows and doors, use gas masks of all kinds. In the absence of gas masks, use cotton-gauze bandages.” A black-and-yellow radiation warning sign and a message that read, “Everyone to shelter immediately” also flashed on the screens.” The images reportedly broke TV and radio programs in Moscow and the Sverdlovsk region, including Yekaterinburg, the country’s fourth largest city. The Russian Emergencies Ministry said: “A false air raid alert was broadcast to Moscow after the servers of the radio stations and television channels have been hacked”.