Edinburgh Trams website offline following 'cyber- attack'

Edinburgh Trams has confirmed it is investigating a potential cyber attack against it's website.

Edinburgh Trams website taken offline following ‘cyber-attack’ by ransomware group iStock

An Edinburgh transport website has been taken offline after a “cyber attack”.

Edinburgh Trams said on Thursday it was the victim of a “cyber crime” which has affected its website.

Threat intelligence platform FalconFeeds said that international ransomware group NoName was behind the attack, and also targeted Swiftcard and Mersey Ferries Limited.

It comes after the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) was the victim of a “cyber crime” which affected a number of its systems back in July.

A spokesman for Edinburgh Trams commented: “We are currently investigating a potential cyber-attack against our website and, as a precaution, it has temporarily been taken offline.

“However, we are working to bring it back online as quickly as possible.”

A Police Spokesperson said: “An investigation is under way following a report of a cyber incident at a business in Edinburgh. The matter was reported to police on Thursday, 28 September, 2023 and enquiries are ongoing.”

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