Satellite Communications System Serving the Russian military Knocked Offline

July 3, 2023


A group of previously unknown hackers has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on the Russian satellite communications provider Dozor-Teleport, which is used by energy companies and the country's defense and security services.

Doug Madory, the head of internet analysis at the network monitoring company Kentik confirmed to Record Future News that Dozor-Teleport has been disconnected from the internet and is currently unreachable. Dozor’s parent company, Amtel Svyaz, also suffered a significant outage late on Wednesday, according to Madory.

The hackers claim that they damaged some of the satellite terminals and leaked and destroyed confidential information stored on the company's servers. The group posted 700 files, including documents and images, to a leak site, as well as some to their newly created Telegram channel.

The group claims to be affiliated with the notorious Wagner Grouphackers. There was no mention of the hack on the official Telegram channel of the Wagner Group and several experts expressed skepticism that the group was involved.

Dozor did not respond to inquiries about the attack.

Incident Date

June 30, 2023



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified