Belarusian activists launch ransomware attack against railway in protest of dictatorship, Russian troop surge

An activist group in Belarus launched a ransomware attack against the country’s railway system in protest of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian troop movements through the country. 

On Monday, The Belarusian Cyber-Partisans took to Twitter to say they encrypted the networks of Belarusian Railways, crippling the system and disrupting ticket sales. The group criticized Lukashenko and provided a list of demands in exchange for the encryption keys needed to unlock the system. 

“At the command of the terrorist Lukashenko, #Belarusian Railway allows the occupying troops to enter our land. We encrypted some of BR’s servers, databases and workstations to disrupt its operations. Automation and security systems were NOT affected to avoid emergency situations,” the group said. 

“We have encryption keys, and we are ready to return Belarusian Railroad’s systems to normal mode. Our conditions: Release of the 50 political prisoners who are most in need of medical assistance. Preventing the presence of Russian troops on the territory of #Belarus.”

We have encryption keys, and we are ready to return Belarusian Railroad’s systems to normal mode. Our conditions:
đŸ”º Release of the 50 political prisoners who are most in need of medical assistance.
đŸ”ºPreventing the presence of Russian troops on the territory of #Belarus.

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