Luas website hacked amid claims company is being held to ransom by hackers
Luas has since released a statement.
The Luas website has been hacked, with the tram operator being held to ransom for a Bitcoin.
The homepage of the Luas website describes the details of the cyber attack.
It is claimed the hacker emailed the company some time ago saying that there were security holes on the Luas website and that the initial email received no reply.
The attacker is now threatening to publish all data and send emails to users if there is a refusal to pay one Bitcoin within five days.
Here's what the site says in full: "You are hacked. Some time ago, I wrote that you have serious security holes. You didn't reply. The next time someone talks to you, press the reply button. You must pay 1 bitcoin in 5 days, otherwise I will publish all data and send emails to your users."
Luas has since released a statement which reads: "The Luas website is down at the moment. We will be using this forum (Twitter) only for travel updates should the need arise. We have technicians working on this issue.
The #Luas website is down at the moment. We will be using this forum only for travel updates should the need arise. We have technicians working on this issue. NF
— Luas (@Luas) January 3, 2019