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Belarusian Hacktivists Claim Ransomware Attack on Nation's Railways

MIN READJan 25, 2022 | 21:09 GMT

The Delovoy Tsentr station of the Moscow Central Ring, a commuter rail line circling the Russian capital, on April 8, 2020.

The Delovoy Tsentr station of the Moscow Central Ring, a commuter rail line circling the Russian capital, on April 8, 2020.

(DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Belarusian hacktivist group Cyber Partisans claimed in a Jan. 24 tweet that it had carried out a ransomware attack against Belarusian Railway because of the railway's use in moving Russian troops and military hardware into the country for Feb. 10-20 joint exercises. The incident highlight hacktivists' growing use of ransomware and encryption, a trend that will likely emerge in Western countries....

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