Hacktivists Claim Ransomware Strike on Belarus Railway Intended to Disrupt Russian Forces

Hacktivism is not dead, although it hasn’t been in the news quite as much as financially driven ransomware incidents these past few years. Lucas Ropek reports:

In an apparent bid to stop a Russian arms build-up near the Ukrainian border, a “pro-democracy” hacktivist group claims to have hacked the Belarusian railway system—allegedly one of the conduits for tanks and weaponry into the region. The incident comes as Russian and NATO-allied forces continue to spar over the political future of Ukraine, heightening the risk of war.

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