September 23, 2023

The Port of London Authority has become the latest victim of a cyberattack that caused the forced shut down of its website, the company  confirmed on May 24th, 2022.

Check Point Research also confirmed the DDoS attack, citing that an Iranian group launched Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack to shut down the PLA website.


The PLA is a public trust that maintains and supervises the Thames Tideway’s ups and downs from the Kent/Essex Strait to Teddington Lock towards the North Sea end and oversees 200,000 commercial/leisure vessels.

The DDoS attack is politically motivated, and the ALtahrea Team hacking group is responsible for the attack. The group claimed responsibility for the attack on their Telegram channel at 8 pm.

ALtahrea is a pro-Iranian hacker gang that previously launched attacks against the Israeli Port Authority, the Israeli 9 channel, the Jpost, and other Israeli entities.

The group has also attacked Nasdaq, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s official website, and the Turkish media platform Anadolu Agency.

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