The LockBit ransomware gang has admitted launching an attack against the website of Portugal's Port of Lisbon, from which it claimed having stolen the port's audits, financial reports, contracts, budgets, ship logs, and other cargo and crew information, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.
Port of Lisbon, which has been given until Jan. 18 to meet LockBit's ransom demands, confirmed on Dec. 25 that it has been targeted by a cyberattack but noted that operational activity had not been compromised.
"The Administration of the Port of Lisbon (APL) is working permanently and closely with all the competent authorities, in order to guarantee the security of the systems and respective data," said port officials to newspaper Publico.
Such an intrusion comes after several major oil port terminals in Europe have been impacted by a ransomware attack in February.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas also highlighted cyberattacks as the biggest threat to U.S. ports.
SiliconAngle reports that ransomware attacks against the educational sector have significantly increased from 2018 to 2022 and are expected to reach a record high this year, with 85 attacks recorded during the first half of 2023 being almost two times higher than the same period in 2022.
Air Canada has confirmed being impacted by a data breach that compromised some of its employees' limited personal data and other records, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.