Port of London Authority hit by cyberattack

The Port of London Authority is reported to have been the victim cyberattack, thought to have been carried out by the Iranian Altahrea Team hacking gang.

Techmonitor.ai reports part of the PLA’s online infrastructure was knocked offline by the distributed denial of service attack last night.

The site is up and running again at time of writing.

The PLA told the website, “We are investigating a ‘Distributed Denial of Service’ attack on our website,” but says its operational systems are running as normal.

A self-funded public trust that governs the Port of London, the PLA’s responsibility extends over the Tideway of the River Thames down into Kent and Essex. It oversees the movement of more than 200,000 commercial and leisure vessels each year.

Techmonitor.ai quotes Israeli security company Check Point as saying, “an infamous group, suspected to be operated by Iran, or Iraqis that support Iran, has posted on Telegram that it launched a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on the Port of London’s website.” The post went up on the group’s Telegram channel at around 8pm last night.

(Picture – Port of London)

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