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Swedish transport agencies targeted in cyber attack

There has been a spate of incidents in the past couple of days. Photo: Lise Åserud/NTB scanpix/TT

Published: 12.Oct.2017 12:00 hrs

Swedish transport authorities were hit by a cyber attack on Thursday morning, a day after trains were delayed as a result of another attack on IT systems monitoring railway traffic.

The website of Sweden's Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) was partially down on Thursday morning, according to the agency most likely as a result of a DDoS attack.

During a DDoS attack (Distributed Denial of Service), a website is bombarded with communication requests so that the servers become overloaded and the site crashes.

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