Israeli light rail company hit in cyberattack amid Iranian reports of ‘metro hack’

The company building the light rail network for the Tel Aviv area said Monday that its website was temporarily disrupted by a foreign cyberattack, as Iranian media reported that pro-regime hackers managed to infiltrate the servers of the “Israel Metro.”

Israel’s NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd said in a statement that “a glitch was detected” Monday morning on its website and that an examination determined that it had fallen victim to a denial-of-service [DoS] attack from abroad. NTA said it managed to regain control of the website and that it had sustained no lasting damages.

Iranian media reports, which all cited an unsourced report on the Sabereen News Telegram channel, said the “massive” cyberattack targeted the operating systems and servers of the “Israel Metro.” Israel’s Channel 12 reported that this led to ridicule online, as Israel has no underground train system.

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