A hacktivist group in Belarus launched a cyberattack on the Belarusian national railway service in late-January, as part of ongoing cyber incidents over the situation in Ukraine. The group, Belarusian Cyber Partisans (BCP), immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which it said aimed to disrupt the movement of Russian troops and army equipment. Belarus is a close ally of Russia and shares a border with Ukraine. Railway services were disrupted as the attack encrypted servers, workstations and databases. However, it also took ticketing services offline – a consequence that BCP said it did not intend. The group aims to cause disruption to Belarus’s ruling party and any Russian military action.