Hack at Largest Taxi Service in Russia Caused Chaos in Moscow Traffic

March 20, 2023


In a bizarre incident, hackers broke into the ride-hailing service provider Yandex Taxi’s software and sent dozens of cars to the same location, resulting in a traffic jam that lasted for three hours. According to cyber experts, the hackers bypassed Yandex’s security and generated several fake requests that directed drivers to simultaneously drive to the same location.

The Twitter page of Anonymous TV claimed that the hacking group Anonymous was behind the data breach. The Anonymous collective is part of a large-scale hacking campaign against Russia, called ‘OpRussia’.

Incident Date

September 1, 2022



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source