Lithuanian Railways responded to the threats of hackers from the Russian Federation

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Lithuanian railways threatened by Russian hackers

The hackers threatened to send Lithuania's information railway infrastructure to the Stone Age.



Russian hackers sent a threatening letter to the Lithuanian state company Lietuvos gelezinkeliai - Lithuanian Railways. They demanded to influence the sanctions against the Russian Federation, in particular, the situation with Kaliningrad. At the same time, they threatened that if their demands were not met, the hackers were threatening to turn Lithuania into an IT reservation, sending the country's information infrastructure to the Stone Age. This was announced by LTG representative Mantas Dubauskas on his Facebook page.

We received an email from Veronika Andreeva, who introduced herself as a representative of the Russian hacker community. It is "recommended" to put pressure on the authorities and politicians to lift the sanctions on goods transported to Kaliningrad. If we do not listen, it will damage the entire IT infrastructure of Lithuania ,” he wrote.

Lithuanian Railways responded to the threats of hackers from the Russian Federation

However, the Lithuanians sent the Russians in a well-known direction.

In response, LTG sent a "community of Russian hackers" - f*ck, - the message says.

Lithuanian Railways responded to the threats of hackers from the Russian Federation

Later it became known that the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Estonian Parliament, Marko Mihkelson, in response to the proposal of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to make concessions to Russia in relation to Kaliningrad, said that it was impossible to make concessions to Russia on the transit of sanctioned cargo to Kaliningrad, because this would give the Kremlin wrong signal.

There may be something else going on that we don't know about. But the fact that we are going to provide sanctions relief against Russia at a time when the Russian Federation is doing nothing to unblock the Odessa port and allow grain exports from Ukraine definitely sends the wrong signal to Moscow,” he said.

Mihkelson believes that the removal of transit restrictions would be "a kind of punishment" for Lithuania, which is complying with EU sanctions. In addition, he stressed that the narrative about the "blockade of Kaliningrad" is a lie, because Russia can deliver goods there by sea if it wants to.

The parliamentarian believes that there is no reason to weaken the sanctions policy or make concessions in order to appease Russia.

Recall that Lithuania, in accordance with EU sanctions, has limited the transit of certain goods to the Kaliningrad region of Russia. Later, Scholz said that Russia's trade with the Kaliningrad region should not be subject to EU sanctions, and the lifting of sanctions could help reduce tensions in the Baltic states.

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