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The website of a port is victim of a denial of service attack claimed by a hacktivist group [...]
Day Month Year Country Activity Incident Type
9 June 2023 Italy Port Denial of Service


A cyber attack targeted numerous port websites worldwide, including the victim. According to the digital authority of the Liguria region, the cyber defences successfully withstood the attack, with no consequences for its internal servers, as confirmed by the port authority.

The attacking group claimed the attack, linking it to Italy's military aid to Ukraine.


Port of Genova

Claimed/Reported Threat Actor




Main impact



Recommendations to Port to reduce Denial of Service risks:

  • Implement rate limiting and traffic filtering to mitigate the impact of incoming malicious traffic.
  • Check with your IT service provider that the resilience of its systems against such attack was tested.
  • Regularly monitor network traffic and set up alerting for unusual patterns or spikes.
  • Diversify your server locations and use fail-over systems to ensure service availability in case of an attack.
  • Establish an incident response plan to quickly mitigate and recover from DoS attacks.
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Files generated on Monday, 11th December 2023.
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