For two hours on Monday noon, it was impossible to track his package or transfer his mail. Site laposte.fr was down. "A technical incident" makes it unavailable, said La Poste in a welcome message. However, the company specified that the courier service was still available.
According to Numerama, the origin of the incident would be a cyberattack by a group of activist hackers in Bangladesh, "Mysterious Team Bangladesh". On Twitter, the account FalconFeedsio, specialized in digital threats, also evokes a computer attack.
Mysterious Team Bangladesh hackers group claims to have targeted the website of La Poste.
Note: website is down at the moment.#France #cti #threatintel #cyberattack pic.twitter.com/wOrihTG7L5
— FalconFeedsio (@FalconFeedsio) May 29, 2023
A "denial of service" attack, explains Numerama: it is a question of launching waves of simultaneous connections to a site, in order to saturate it. The targeted platform then turns off, for a few hours most of the time.
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The DownDetector website, which lists the malfunctions of online services, recorded a jump in reports from 11:30 am. Around 13:30 p.m., the site was available again, according to BFMTV. Le Parisien also noticed it a few minutes later. All postal services were accessible.