A voice for newcomers in Sweden

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.

Read full article on The Local

More Stories

Anas Awad with his "Swedish family" told his story to The Local Voices

Sharing the best of The Local Voices

We told a lot of great stories in 2016. Did you get to read and share them all? READ
Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died on Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28. READ
Here's how many Brits (and Americans) applied for and received citizenship in Sweden in the first months of 2018. READ
Today 2,000 readers of our sites in France, Germany and Sweden have mbecome paying Members – and half that number has joined in the past month. READ
Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson posted improved first quarter results on Friday, but the good news did not come without costs. READ
Photo: Erik Gerhardsson

'History will record how everyone reacted to the Syrian tragedy'

Erik, a 21-year-old Swedish volunteer, reflects on his experience helping refugees in Sweden and abroad. READ
Police are investigating after Nazi flags were hoisted at several locations around Sweden overnight. READ
Do you know what a linslus is? Take The Local's quiz and see how good your Swedish is compared to the rest of our Members. READ
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf turned worker for the day this week as he climbed to the top of the Royal Palace of Stockholm and helped install new solar panels on the roof... READ

This Iranian teaches Swedish online to 10,000 followers

"I’m exporting Swedish to my homeland." READ