In a number of Russian regions have stopped working the system of issuing driving licenses. The failure occurred due to cyber attacks on the computers of the Ministry of interior made the night before. It is reported TASS citing a source in law enforcement bodies.
“System for issuing rights of the traffic police have also been attacked the night before. Because of this, the system does not work the licensing. Currently, the specialists solve this problem in a number of regions,” — said the source.
In particular, the temporary suspension of public services due to cyber attacks may 13, announced the Office of traffic police in Perm region.
Interdistrict registration-examination divisions of traffic police of the Voronezh, according to “News of Voronezh” also said it was impossible to carry out public services on registration of transport, replacement and issuance of certificates, and to take exams.
On the official website of traffic police of the Bryansk region a day earlier, on may 12, there was a message that public services in all branches MREO temporarily appear for technical reasons.
The temporary suspension of all divisions MREO Penza region for technical reasons may 13 reported on the website of the regional traffic police. A similar situation in the Sverdlovsk and Tyumen regions.
Earlier, on 12 may, the interior Ministry of Russia registered a cyber attack on the personal computers of the office under Windows operating system. The Ministry noted that the “server resources, the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia have not been infected through the use of other operating systems and Russian servers with the Russian processor Elbrus”.
On this day, the virus-extortionist WanaCrypt0r 2.0 (aka WannaCry), has infected tens of thousands of computers in 74 countries around the world. It encrypts information on your device and requires you to pay the ransom. First, the virus has paralyzed the work of British hospitals and Spanish companies, and then got to Russia. Experts call this attack the most massive in history.
The British newspaper the Telegraph suggested that the attack is the hacker group Shadow Brokers allegedly related to Russia.