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TRAM Barcelona Cyberattack Claimed By NoName Group

TRAM Barcelona, with its origins dating back to 1872, was one of Europe's earlier tram systems. After services were discontinued in 1971, the tram was reintroduced in 2004

by Krishna Murthy May 30th, 2024

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The website of Barcelona tram services, a central component of Spain’s transportation network, was reportedly the target of a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) cyberattack. The TRAM Barcelona cyberattack has been claimed by the pro-Russian hacker group called “NoName,” in collaboration with the Cyber Army of Russia.

In a post, the group, which claims to be “NoName057(16)”, made the announcement which read, “Supporting the attack by our friends from the People’s Cyber Army, we are taking down one of Spain’s transport websites.”

Since first emerging in March 2022, the pro-Russian hacker group NoName has been increasingly active, taking responsibility for a series of cyberattacks targeting government agencies, media outlets, and private companies across Ukraine, the United States, and Europe.

Decoding the Tram Barcelona Cyberattack

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TRAM Barcelona, with its origins dating back to 1872, was one of Europe’s earlier tram systems. After services were discontinued in 1971, the tram was reintroduced in 2004 with the new Trambaix and Trambesòs lines, which have since become a popular mode of transportation throughout Spain’s Catalonia region.

The hacker group declared the attack on May 29, 2024, and as of the time of this report, the website remains offline.

The specifics of the cyberattack on Tram Barcelona, including potential data breaches and the attackers’ motives, have not been fully disclosed. The hacker group announced the attack on May 29, 2024, and as of this report, the website is still down. The company has not yet acknowledged the incident or issued any official statement about the status of the website and its services.

The claimed cyberattack on Tram Barcelona highlights the persistent threat of security incidents on crucial entities, such as banks and government organizations. However, the absence of an official statement raises questions about the severity and credibility of the NoName cyberattack claim.

TRAM Barcelona Cyberattack: Latest in Series of Assaults

This isn’t the first instance of NoName targeting organizations. In January 2024, the group claimed responsibility for a series of cyberattacks across the Netherlands, Ukraine, Finland, and the USA.

NoName has previously targeted a range of organizations, including OV-chipkaart, the Municipality of Vlaardingen, the Dutch Tax Office (Belastingdienst), PrivatBank 24, Credit Agricole Bank, MTB BANK, Accordbank, Matek Systems in China, Pixhawk in Switzerland, SpetsInTech, and Kvertus.

Incidentally, just like Tram Barcelona, OV-chipkaart too is involved in the public transportation system offering a contactless smart card system widely used in for public transportation in the Netherlands.

Until an official statement is released by the affected organization, the full scope and impact of the alleged NoName cyberattack remain unclear.

As the cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve, these incidents highlight the importance of bolstering security protocols and adopting proactive measures to mitigate the increasing threat of cyberattacks. This is an ongoing story, and we will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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