- UK Railway Network Suffered Four Cyber-Attacks in the Past Year. From Softpedia.
Unknown hackers have breached the UK railway network four times in the last twelve months, according to Darktrace, a British cyber-security firm, quoted by The Telegraph and Sky News. According to Darktrace, the attacks were only basic reconnaissance operations, intrusions to detect a network’s internal structure and to gather information for future attacks. The company also doesn’t exclude that these intrusions were only accidental. Previously to the UK, attacks on a country’s railway network were detected in the Ukraine this past winter, as part of the infamous BlacEnergy attacks that also targeted the country’s energy grid and airports.