Russian RZD Railway Cyberattack Disrupts Online Ticket Sales

October 2, 2023


The Russian state-owned railway company RZD said Wednesday that its website and mobile app were down for several hours due to a “massive” cyberattack, forcing passengers to only buy tickets at railway stations. RZD’s system was down for at least six hours, but the company said later on Wednesday that it had restored its operation despite ongoing attacks. Some of the company's online services are still unavailable due to the increased load, RZD said.

Incident Date

July 5, 2023



Estimated Cost

Online ticket sales down several hours

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified