Port of Lisbon Suffered Cyberattack over Christmas

January 3, 2023

INCIDENT

The administration of the Port of Lisbon suffered a cyberattack over Christmas. The Portuguese authorities didn’t specify the nature of the attack or who was behind it. However, the LockBit ransomware gang uploaded Port of Lisbon to its leak site, a darknet website where cybercriminals announce their victims. The gang claims to have stolen all of the data available on the port’s systems. Threat actors intentionally publicize what data was stolen to force victims into paying the ransom. LockBit demands close to $1.5m to download or destroy the data.

Incident Date

December 25, 2022

Location

Portugal

Estimated Cost

$1.5m ransom demanded

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source