Russian Natural Gas Network System Attacked by pro-Ukrainian Hacker Group
A SCADA attack targeted the natural gas system of Khanty-Mansiysk city. The attack destroyed the city's natural gas facility, knocked out its power plant and caused a blackout at its airport, reports International Business Times. As the world's second biggest oil producing region (before western sanctions hit Russian oil) Khanty Mansi was the center of the old Soviet oil industry. The SCADA system of Khanty-Mansiysk city's natural gas network along with its backup system at the airport was completely destroyed in the attack.
Reportedly the pro-Ukrainian group: Team OneFist is behind the attack. The group stressed they observe the rules of war and had taken steps to avoid potential damage to hospitals and civilians. And said that the latest hack was launched by Team OneFist's new Ukrainian team members and Voltage as a "joint training-mission" to give the new members "a feel of what a SCADA attack is like."
August 23, 2022
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