INCIDENT: Belarus Rail Network disrupted by Hacktivist Group

Second reported attack on Belarus Rail, this time with OT consequences. Hacktivist group "Cyber Partisans" disrupted routing and switching by hacking into computers controlling the rail network, halting trains in Minsk, Orsha and Osipovichi. They did this to slow troop movements into Ukraine, who are transiting from Russia through Belarus to support the Russian invasion which began 4 days prior.

Impact: Rail routing and switchgear disabled, trains in Minsk, Orsha, and Osipovichi stopped.

Incident Date

January 24, 2022

Location

Belarus

Estimated Cost

unknown

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

References:

  • Hackers say they encrypted Belarusian Railway servers in protest
  • Belarus Hackers Allegedly Disrupted Trains to Thwart Russia

Impacts

OT IT

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