Due to a possible cyberattack, Rosaviation switched to paper document management

Source: https://cobaltstrike.net/2022/03/29/due-to-a-possible-cyberattack-rosaviation-switched-to-paper-document-management/

Yesterday, the Aviatorschina Telegram channel reported on an alleged cyberattack on the Federal Air Transport Agency, according to unofficial data, as a result of which data could have been lost.

According to the channel, hackers allegedly destroyed about 65 TB of Rosaviation data. First of all, the document flow, as well as e-mail, has suffered over the past year and a half. Aviatorschina claims that hackers deleted all files on the department’s servers and at the same time the system of public services.

The Telegram channel also published a screenshot of a message from the head of the Federal Air Transport Agency, Alexander Neradko, that due to the lack of Internet access and a failure in the electronic document management system, the agency is switching to paper document management, courier mail and Russian Post.

According to Kommersant, the Federal Air Transport Agency has not yet officially confirmed, but also does not deny the fact of a hacker attack. However, sources close to the department of the publication assure that hackers really got to his computer networks. According to them, IT specialists are currently trying to restore access to the servers.

“Presumably, it was possible to regain access to e–mail, in the near future they expect to fully restore access to data warehouses,” the source said, adding that the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) were instructed to investigate the incident.

The head of the Federal Air Transport Agency, Alexander Neradko, indirectly confirmed to Moskovsky Komsomolets that the attack on the networks of the Federal Air Transport Agency did take place, but assured that it did not cause serious problems. “The document flow is in order. Aviation fulfills its tasks. Flights are flying. The main thing is that this does not affect the work of the aviation industry in any way,” he told the publication.

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