Cyberattack takes down STB site

Cyberattack takes down STB site

By Preeti Vasishtha

GCN Staff

MAY 2'The Surface Transportation Board Web site remained offline today after being hacked yesterday. The agency was unable to post board decisions or send e-mail.

'We do not know when the site will be back online,' spokesman Dennis Watson said yesterday, adding the Transportation Department had been notified.

The board is responsible for oversight of the nation's railroad industry. It issues decisions on mergers and other railroad activities daily.

Watson said Transportation officials did not know who is responsible for the attack or from which country it originated.

The FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center said recently that there was a potential for increased hacker activity directed at U.S. systems between April 30 and May 7, coinciding with Chinese International Worker's Day activities.

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