Cyber-attacks on Port of Los Angeles have doubled since pandemic

Posted on AllSides July 22nd, 2022
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Cyber-attacks on one of the world's busiest ports have nearly doubled since the start of the Covid pandemic.

The number of monthly attacks targeting the Port of Los Angeles is now around 40 million, the port's executive director Gene Seroka told the BBC.

Los Angeles is the busiest port in the western hemisphere, handling more than $250bn (£210bn) of cargo every year.

The threats are believed to come mainly from Europe and Russia, and aim to disrupt the US economy, Mr Seroka said.

"Our intelligence shows the threats are coming...

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