Russian taxi app hacked, leading to chaos in Moscow traffic

time:2023-02-08 02:28:25 source:scripttoolbox.com author:Notebook computer
Russian taxi app hacked, leading to chaos in Moscow traffic

IT House, September 4 news, on Thursday, a large group of tourists to Moscow encountered traffic jams. While this may seem normal for the world's second most congested city, the incident was actually caused by hackers. According to Vice, the cyberattack resulted in dozens of taxis being called at the same time. The attack, which took place on September 1, brought a large number of vehicles to a standstill on the way to Kutuzovsky Prospect, an already congested street. A Yandex spokesperson confirmed that "attackers were trying to disrupt the service." "Dozens of drivers received bulk orders from the Fili district of Moscow" (the Fili district of central Moscow) allegedly a main road outside). The spokesman added that after its security team "stopped attempts to artificially cause vehicle congestion and improved algorithms to detect and prevent such attacks to prevent similar incidents in the future", the traffic jam took "nothing to do". within an hour" was resolved. While there has been no official confirmation of which hacker group carried out the attack, prominent hacker group Anonymous claimed via Twitter that it was working with another hacker group, the IT Army of Ukraine. IT House has reported that Uber, the world’s leading ride-hailing service, and Yandex.Taxi, a ride-hailing service owned by Russian giant Yandex, announced in 2017 that their businesses in Russia and several Eastern European markets would be merged into a new company, with Uber holding 36.6% of the shares. %, while Yandex Taxi holds 59.3%. According to public information, Yandex.Taxi (Яндекс.Такси) is an international company owned by Russian IT giant Yandex, operating taxi aggregation and food technology businesses in Russia, the CIS, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. At the same time, the company is also one of the world's leading developers of autonomous driving technology. Yandex has been listed on Nasdaq since 2011. The company focuses on developing machine learning-based technologies. Yandex.Taxi, an independent private limited liability company of the Yandex Group, operates ride-hailing services in more than 1,000 cities, including Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Latvia, 300 major cities in Estonia, Lithuania, Serbia, Israel, Côte d'Ivoire, Finland, as well as Ghana and Norway.

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