Ukrainian hackers shut down one of the largest accounting programs in Russia: business collapses
Ukrainian hackers from the IT Army have shut down one of the largest ERP systems in Russia, 1C-Rarus. As a result, the system's clients, including such giants as Tatneft and VTB Bank, cannot operate at full capacity due to the lack of accounting services. Other businesses are also suffering, with Russian entrepreneurs complaining on social media about the disruption of deals and damage to goods.
This was announced by the Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov. In total, about 150 thousand customers currently use the 1C-Rarus system, the minister said.
"One of the largest ERP systems in Russia has stopped working due to attacks by the Ukrainian 'IT Army'... All thanks to our cyber army," Fedorov said.
Yes, 1C-Rarus services and portals are not available to users. The system support service confirms the hacker attack. Also, information about the failure was displayed in the network resource monitoring services.
"Customers cannot use accounting services and work at full capacity... Customers in stores and at gas stations cannot make payments because the cash register is down. This means millions of dollars in losses for the Russian economy," emphasized Fedorov.
Entrepreneurs themselves are actively complaining about the failure on social media. The support service tells them that it may take several days to restore services.
"Five tons of frozen food are missing, please do it faster. We can't ship the car without documents! We urgently need access!", "Everything is down, they said. They can restore it in up to three days," customers of the system write on social media.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, meanwhile, Russian hackers are sending letters to Ukrainians allegedly from Kyivstar mobile operator and the Security Service of Ukraine with malware. The subject of the letters is "debt under the Kyivstar contract".