‘Jerky Boys’ trick en­ergy sec­re­tary

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

In a phone call last week with what he thought was the Ukrainian prime min­is­ter, US En­ergy Sec­re­tary Rick Perry dis­cussed wide-rang­ing top­ics in­clud­ing cy­ber­hack­ing. Yet, it turned out the of­fi­cial him­self was the very tar­get of hack­ing. Ac­cord­ing to a Wed­nes­day story by Bloomberg, the phone call, which lasted 22 min­utes, was ac­tu­ally a prank or­ches­trated by Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stol­yarov, two Rus­sians who de­scribed them­selves as “Jerky Boys from Rus­sia”. The US Depart­ment of En­ergy con­firmed the in­ci­dent.

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