Estonian National Rail Company Experiences Largest Operational Disruption To-date

February 15, 2024


September 20 cyber incident on Elron, Estonia's national train company, orchestrated by a pro-Russia hacker group, inflicted substantial disruptions. Targeting Ridango-managed systems, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack paralyzed ticketing services, impacting online platforms and physical stations.

The cyberattack that began on Wednesday had a major impact on Elron ticket sales. The company has never experienced a system outage of this scale before.
By Thursday noon, the situation had returned to normal.

Incident Date

September 20, 2023



Estimated Cost

1 day of system outage.


Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified