Edinburgh’s tram network and several other UK transport networks have fallen victim to a cyber attack orchestrated by the pro-Russian hacking group NoName. As a result of the attack, Edinburgh Trams’ website has been rendered inaccessible.
This incident is part of a larger-scale attack on various UK transport organizations, including Transport for Edinburgh and English-based travel operators like Brighton & Hove Buses, West Yorkshire Metro, Oxford Bus Company, and Travel South Yorkshire.
Both the National Cyber Security Centre (formerly GCHQ) and Police Scotland are actively investigating the cyber attacks. The exact nature and extent of the attacks remain under scrutiny, as cybercriminals continue to pose threats to critical infrastructure and transport networks.
The targeted organizations, including Edinburgh Trams, have temporarily taken their websites offline while they work to secure their systems and bring services back online.
NoName, a group known for its targeting of banks, government websites, and transportation services, has claimed responsibility for the attacks. This incident underscores the importance of bolstering cybersecurity measures within the transportation sector and highlights the need for robust defenses against cyber threats that could disrupt essential public services.