Belarusian Railways Hacked by Cyberpartisans

On 24 January 2022 Belarusian Railways put out a statement apologising to passengers for being temporarily unable to issue electronic travel documents ‘for technical reasons’.

It became clear that the state operator had been hacked by a group called Cyberpartians, who claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter.

Explaining their actions, the hackers said: “At the command of the terrorist Lukashenka, #Belarusian Railway allows the occupying troops to enter our land. We encrypted some of BR’s servers, databases and workstations to disrupt its operations. ! Automation and security systems were NOT affected to avoid emergency situations”.

The Cyberpartisans has claimed responsibility for hacking Belarusian Railways
The Cyberpartisans have claimed responsibility for hacking Belarusian Railways

They further explained: “We have encryption keys, and we are ready to return Belarusian Railroad’s systems to normal mode. Our conditions:

  • Release of the 50 political prisoners who are most in need of medical assistance.
  • Preventing the presence of Russian troops on the territory of #Belarus.”
Cyberpartisans hack Belarusian Railways
Cyberpartisans hack Belarusian Railways

The group wants to prevent Russian troops moving in for a potential attack on Ukraine, which borders Belarus. So far, efforts to track down the group have not succeeded.

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