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Danish Railway Company DSB Suffers DDoS Attack

May 14, 2018 / Michael Hill

Danish rail travelers found buying a ticket difficult yesterday, following a DDoS attack on the railway company DSB. DSB has more than 195 million passengers every year but, as reported by The Copenhagen Post, the attack on Sunday made it impossible to purchase a ticket via the DSB app, on the website, at ticket machines and certain kiosks at stations. In a statement to Infosecurity DSB estimated that around 15,000 customers were effected, though passengers were able to buy tickets from staff on trains. “We have all of our experts on the case,” said DSB spokesperson Aske Wieth-Knudsen, with all systems apparently working as normal this morning. “The DDoS attack seen in Denmark this weekend on critical national infrastructure is precisely the type of attack that EU Governments are seeking to protect citizens against with last week’s introduction of the Network and Information Systems Directive (NIS),” said Andrew Lloyd, president, Corero Network Security. &...