Tomorrow, at you.
“You have reached the Russian Embassy.
Your call is very important to us.
To arrange a call from a Russian Diplomat, please press 1.
To use the services of Russian hackers, press 2.
To request election interference, press 3 and wait until the next election campaign.
Please note that all calls are recorded for quality improvement and training purposes.”
Russian hackers on demand
Inspired by claims that Kremlin-sponsored hackers tried to rig the US election, Russia’s foreign ministry shared “a new answering machine for Russian diplomatic missions abroad” on Facebook.
“To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1,” the fake switchboard message suggests. Your other options? “Press 2 to use the services of Russian hackers”, or 3 “to request election interference.”