Cyber-Partisans hackers hit Belarus railroad system with ransomware attack

A hacktivist group calling itself Belarusian Cyber-Partisans claims it hacked the Belarus railroad system as it allows the “occupying troops” (referring to the Russian military) to enter the country.

A Belarusian hacktivist group known as The Belarusian Cyber-Partisans allegedly launched a ransomware attack against Belarus’s railway system to protest against the government of president Alexander Lukashenko and the surge in Russian troop movements across Belarus.

The hacktivist group took to Twitter to reveal details of the hack. The group claimed it encrypted the Belarusian Railways’ networks, which crippled the system and disrupted their ticket sales.

The hacktivists criticized the policies of Lukashenko, referring to him as a “terrorist,” and posted a list of demands to provide encryption keys to unlock the system. Here are the excerpts of their post.

“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 — 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

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