Hundreds of taxis reached this address one by one due to hacker’s mischief, jammed for 3 hours

Hundreds of taxis reached this address one by one due to hacker's mischief, jammed for 3 hours

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In a strange incident, hackers hacked the software of service provider Yandex Taxi
In Russia’s capital Moscow, drivers were trapped inside their cars for several hours.
Yandex Taxi is operated by Russia’s largest IT company Yandex. Yandex is also called Russian Google.

Moscow. In a strange incident in Russia, hackers hacked the cyber system of a private online taxi service and tampered with its application to send hundreds of taxis to a single address. After this there was a huge traffic jam in that area. A heavy traffic jam was witnessed on Kutuzovsky Prospekt in the Russian capital Moscow. It is being told that the drivers were trapped inside their cars for several hours.

A report by ARY News said that in this strange incident, hackers hacked the software of service provider Yandex Taxi and sent hundreds of cars to one place, causing traffic jam for three hours. Hundreds of drivers working for Yandex Taxi in Moscow were not found until they got there. It was jammed for about 3 hours.

Taxi company Yandex Taxi confirmed the cyber attack, saying it caused traffic jams in the Kutuzovsky Prospekt area and upset the drivers of the cars. A company spokesperson said that on the morning of September 1, cyber attackers tried to stop the Yandex taxi service. Several dozen drivers were ordered to go to the same place.

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A company spokesperson said the algorithm has already been improved to prevent such incidents and detect such attacks in the future. He said that the drivers affected by the cyber attack will get compensation. However, it is unclear who was responsible for the Yandex Taxi hack. Yandex Taxi is operated by Russia’s largest IT company Yandex. Yandex is also called Russian Google.

Tags: cyber attack, hackers, Moscow, Russia

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