Traffic was paralyzed in Moscow, the capital of Russia, due to the hacking of Yandex Taxi application on September 1st. The famous hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility for the traffic jam in Moscow.
To block traffic in the Russian capital, hackers diverted all available taxis in the app to the same place. The Kutuzovsky Prospekt area, where taxis are directed, is one of the main arteries of the city.
Anonymous brought all the taxis in practice to this street, causing a huge traffic jam, which then spread to all main streets in western and central Moscow. According to CBS, Moscow became the second city with the most traffic congestion in the world right after Istanbul in 2021. This situation made Moscow streets, which were already very congested, even worse.
“On the morning of September 1, Yandex Taxi encountered an attempt by attackers to disrupt service. Several dozen drivers received bulk orders from Moscow’s main streets,” Yandex said in a statement. explained in his words.