Massive traffic jams in Moscow were caused by a hacked Russian taxi app that sent hundreds of drivers to the same location (video)

 Russian taxi app hacked with hundreds of drivers ordered to same location, causing huge traffic jams in Moscow (video)

In the midst of the Ukrainian invasion, hackers attacked a Russian taxi app by sending hundreds of drivers to the same address, resulting in severe traffic jams in Moscow.


On Thursday, September 1, it was reported that Yandex Taxi, a Russian app similar to Uber that enables users to order taxis to their location, had been targeted. Later, the business released a statement confirming the incident.

‘On the morning of September 1, Yandex Taxi encountered an attempt by attackers to disrupt the service — several dozen drivers received bulk orders to the Fili region,’ the company said in a statement to

As a result of the hack, taxis flooded Moscow’s Kutuzovsky Prospekt – a major road that runs east to the west leading into the centre of the Russian capital.

The company said its security department ‘immediately stopped attempts to artificially’ order the taxis. However, this was not enough to stop the gridlock.

‘Drivers still spent about 40 minutes in traffic jams due to fake orders. The issue of compensation will be resolved in the near future,’ the company said.

No one has taken responsibility for the hack, but it comes as Vladimir Putin’s forces continue their invasion of Ukraine.


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