Belarus hackers allegedly disrupted trains to thwart Russia


The Ukrainian government has actively sought the assistance of volunteer hackers amid the conflict. — Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash

Activist hackers in Belarus have allegedly breached computers that control that country’s trains and brought some to a halt, part of what they say is an effort to disrupt Russian soldiers moving into Ukraine.

The Cyber Partisans, as the activist hackers call themselves, said on Sunday that some trains had stopped in the cities of Minsk and Orsha, as well as in the town of Osipovichi, after its hackers compromised the railway system’s routing and switching devices and rendered them inoperable by encrypting data stored on them.

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