December 8, 2023

A group of Belarusian hackers claim to have encrypted the servers, databases, and workstations of Belarusian Railways with the aim of slowing down Russian troop movements as tensions continue to mount toward a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Belarus Cyber Partisans  a group of pro-democracy hacktivists who have been targeting the Russia-friendly Belarusian government with a series of hack-and-leak operations aimed to expose government corruption  tweeted that they’ve  “encrypted some of BR’s servers, databases and workstations to disrupt operations.”


They demanded the release of 50 political prisoners they say are the most in need of medical attention want Russian troops to stay out of their country. The Belarus Cyber Partisans are a group of roughly 15 self-taught “hacktivists” who’ve fled the country but claim to have help from disaffected members of the Belarusian security forces, The Washington Post reported in September 2021. The group has published detailed information on government officials’ corruption in the country

Belarusian Railways and the office of Belarusian President did not immediately respond to  messages asking about the situation.

Belarus, which shares a border with Ukraine just 56 miles from the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv, serves as a key corridor for Russian military deployment. Belarus may also be involved on the cyber front involving in recent Ukraine cyber attack

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