Operations of ÖBB, Austrian Federal Railways, Disrupted by Cyberattack.

April 6, 2023

INCIDENT

The ÖBB confirms that it is not a technical fault but a DDoS attack. There have been massive problems at ÖBB since Friday morning . The website is very slow or not accessible at all. According to user complaints, online ticket purchase is not possible at all, or the purchase price is debited several times. ÖBB writes on Twitter that there is a technical problem and the solution is being worked on. The cause of the problem was not mentioned.

ÖBB has now confirmed to futurezone that it was a DDoS attack. Accordingly, all online services of ÖBB were affected. According to ÖBB, the problem was fixed at 12:30 p.m. If you visit the ÖBB website, it is still sometimes not available (as of 2:22 p.m.). It will probably take some time for the situation to normalize.

Incident Date

December 16, 2022

Location

Austria

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified