MOSCOW, Sep 1 — PRIME. The infrastructure of electronic document management operators used to trade all types of food products was subjected to a DDoS attack, and every effort is being made to minimize the impact on trade turnover participants, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade reported.
“On September 1, 2022, it became known about DDoS attacks on the infrastructure of electronic document management (EDF) operators, which are used to trade all types of food products. Messages calling for cyberattacks on Russian EDI services have already appeared in Ukrainian Telegram channels. Now EDF operators are making efforts to minimize the impact of cyber attacks on trade participants,” the ministry said.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has prepared a clarification on the possibility, in the event of an emergency, to carry out the circulation of products without electronic documents, but with the obligation to submit them after the restoration of the regular operation of the systems of EDF operators.
In addition, regulatory changes are being made to the legislation, in accordance with which the participants in the turnover have the opportunity to accept and sell dairy products immediately, without waiting for the transfer of acceptance documents to the state information system for monitoring goods (GIS MT), designed for labeling and tracing goods. All necessary documents must be submitted by the participants of the turnover to the GIS MT after the restoration of the normal operation of the systems of EDF operators.
The measures taken provide all participants in the turnover with the opportunity to continue trading in products, regardless of cyber attacks on EDI systems. “We ask you not to limit the supply of products in case of difficulties with the EDI infrastructure,” the Ministry of Industry and Trade emphasized.