The Russian government has claimed to have hacked into the personal data of a prominent Russian film director, the Washington Post reported Sunday, citing an anonymous source.
The Post cited two people familiar with the matter who said that hackers accessed the director’s email account, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and that they found a large number of emails containing personal information of the director, including a photo of him in his early 20s.
The emails were sent between 2016 and 2018, according to the report.
The Russian government claimed the hack was related to the director and other figures associated with the Russian Orthodox Church, but there is no evidence of any wrongdoing by the Kremlin, the Post reported.
The director’s name is not mentioned in the documents.
The U.S. State Department has not responded to a request for comment.
The FBI has not confirmed any involvement.
The director’s Twitter account has been suspended.
The filmmaker’s publicist did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.