Having lost all data, the Russian Aviation Authority switched to working with… pen and paper
The Russian Federal Aviation Administration (Rosaviatsiya) is the body responsible for overseeing the civil aviation industry in Russia. However, over the weekend, this agency was hacked and made the official website favt.ru inaccessible since then.
“Due to problems with the Internet connection and electronic document management system, the Federal Aviation Administration is switching to a paper version”a statement issued by Rosaviatsiya signed by the head of the agency, Mr. Alexander Neradko.
Telegram channel Aviatorshina of Russia said that Rosaviatsiya suffered a severe cyber attack last Saturday, which resulted in a total network failure of the entire system. A total amount of data including documents, emails and other files with an estimated total capacity of up to 65TB was lost. Source of Aviatorshina indicates that Rosaviatsiya does not have any backups to restore the system.
It is known that the Prosecutor’s Office and the General Security Service of the Russian Federation worked with Rosaviatsiya immediately after the incident. Russian media outlet Kommersant, citing two independent sources close to the agency, confirmed that this could be a cyber attack.
In the context of a series of large technology corporations shutting down their operations in Russia, especially Microsoft, many experts are concerned about the country’s security situation that may be affected by attacks. This leads to the fact that agencies switching to paper work will become more and more common.
Tell the page Cybernewssaid cybersecurity expert Alex Artamonov “They’ll have to go back to pen and paper when their computers stop working due to missing updates, expired licenses, and system glitches.”
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