Puerto Rico Discovers Cyberattack on Toll System

Unsure when the system will be back online.

This week, the Puerto Rican Senate reported that their toll collection system has become the most recent target of a cyberattack. The AutoExpreso, which collects tolls electronically from toll road users, has been offline since last weekend, and authorities are not sure when it will be back online. It does not appear that any confidential information has been stolen.

Puerto Rico has endured many cyberattacks over the past few years. Just three months ago, the official internet provider, phone system, and online page of Puerto Rico’s Senate were crippled for multiple days. In 2021, the company that distributes Puerto Rico’s electricity had its website hit by a cyberattack. And in 2020, authorities were forced to freeze nearly $3 million to prevent an online scam from stealing $4 million from Puerto Rican government agencies.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Puerto Rican officials as they seek solutions to the cyber attack.
  • For members of Congress as they legislate cyber security.
  • For U.S. cyber security professionals as they work to protect cyber infrastructure from hackers and malware.

Sources: Reuters, AP


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