The collective of hacktivists Ukraine IT Army has launched a series of massive DDoS attacks on the Unified State Automated Alcohol Accounting Information System (EGAIS) portal, which is considered crucial for alcohol distribution in Russia.
“Producers and distributors of alcohol for the first May holidays could not ship products to their customers due to a large-scale failure in the operation of the Unified State Automated Alcohol Accounting Information System (EGAIS). This was reported to Vedomosti by four participants in this market, a representative of a large retailer and an employee of a specialized association.” reported Vedomosti “Apparently, we are talking about DDoS attacks.”
Alcohol producers and distributors were not able to ship products due to the unavailability of EGAIS system, and retail points warned of possible shortages due to the current situation.
The attacks on the EGAIS websites took place on May 2 and 3 and failures were reported on 4, a call to action to attack the site was shared within the community of IT Army of Ukraine.
Due to the effects of the attack, factories cannot accept tanks with alcohol, and customers (both stores and distributors) were not able to receive finished products that have already been delivered to them,
Many factories halted shipments to warehouses completely and subsequently cut their production rate.
At the time of writing this, the EGAIS portal is still unreachable.
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