The media, citing their own sources, report that at the end of last week, Russian Aviation agency suffered from a hacker attack, after which 65 TB of data was erased and it was necessary to temporarily switch to paper workflow.
The Aviatorshchina Telegram channel was the first to report the attack, which wrote that as a result of a hacker attack, Russian Aviation lost files on servers and all documents.
It was reported that the attack allegedly occurred due to poor performance of contractual obligations by InfAvia LLC, which operates the IT infrastructure of the Federal Air Transport Agency.
The Federal Air Transport Agency does not have backup copies, “because the Ministry of Finance did not allocate money for this,” the source of the Telegram channel claims.
The channel also published a screenshot of a message from the head of the Federal Air Transport Agency, Alexander Neradko, telling that due to the lack of access to the Internet and a failure in the electronic document management system, the department is temporarily switching to paper document management, courier mail and Russian Post.
The attack was also commented on in the Anonymous group.
The Kommersant publication writes that the Federal Air Transport Agency did not respond to their requests, but two sources close to the service confirmed the existence of problems and the fact of a hacker attack. They specified that specialists are now working on restoring access to the servers.
Interestingly, the fact of the attack was indirectly confirmed by the head of Russian Aviation, Alexander Neradko, although he denies the loss of terabytes of data and the transition to paper workflow. In an interview with MK journalists, Neradko said:
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