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Ukrainian intelligence attacks and paralyses Russia's tax system – photo

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 15:41
Ukrainian intelligence attacks and paralyses Russia's tax system – photo
Photo: Defence Intelligence of Ukraine

Cyber units of Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence attacked the tax system of Russia and managed to destroy the entire database and its backup copies. The intelligence adds that Russia will not be able to resuscitate its tax system fully.

Source: Defence Intelligence of Ukraine

Quote: "During the special operation, military spies managed to break into one of the well-protected key central servers of the Federal Taxation Service (FTS of the Russian Federation), and then into more than 2,300 of its regional servers throughout Russia, as well as on the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea.

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The Russians have been unsuccessfully trying to restore the work of the Russian tax authorities for the fourth day in a row. The experts say the paralysis in the work of the Federal Taxation Service of the Russian Federation will last at least a month. At the same time, resuscitation of the tax system of the aggressor state in full is impossible."

Details: Ukrainian specialists also attacked Russian IT company Office.ed-it.ru, which serviced the Federal Taxation Service of the Russian Federation, in the same way.

 
 

Reportedly, managed to completely destroy the configuration files that for years ensured the functioning of the extensive tax system of the Russian Federation – the entire database and its backups were destroyed as a result of two cyberattacks.

Communication between the central office in Moscow and 2,300 Russian territorial administrations is paralysed, as well as between the Federal Taxation Service of the Russian Federation and Office.ed-it.ru, a tax data centre (data bank).

 
Users commenting that the website of the Federal Taxation Service is down

The intelligence notes that this means a complete destruction of the infrastructure of one of the main state bodies of Russia and numerous related tax data over a long period.

In addition, Internet traffic of tax data on the scale of the whole of Russia ended up in the hands of the military intelligence of Ukraine.

 
The error message displayed on the website of the Federal Taxation Service, with a big list of Russian regions where the site’s work may be unstable

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