By Tyler Durden
Early Monday morning, alleged hackers from ‘within the Russian Federation’ unleashed cyberattacks on websites of major US airports, according to ABC News, citing a senior US official.
*CYBERATTACKS REPORTED AT SOME MAJOR US AIRPORTS: ABC
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) October 10, 2022
Luckily, the attacks did not disrupt systems that handle air traffic control, internal airline communications and coordination, or transportation security.
“It’s an inconvenience,” the senior official said, adding the cyberattacks resulted in “denial of public access” to certain airport websites that report flight wait times and congestion.
BREAKING: Some of the nation's largest airports have been targeted for cyberattacks by an attacker within the Russian Federation, a senior official briefed confirms to @ABC News. https://t.co/MkbgjppHWU
— ABC News (@ABC) October 10, 2022
The attacks were first detected around 0300 ET when the Port Authority contacted the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency that LaGuardia Airport was hit. Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Des Moines International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport were also targeted.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had its website restored as of 1030 ET. This is what ATL’s website looked like earlier…
None of the cyberattacks disrupted flights as engineers and programmers worked with airports to patch websites.
— Mary Catherine (@mcwellons) October 10, 2022
Bleeping Computer said, “pro-Russian hacktivist group ‘KillNet’ is claiming large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against” US airports.
According to @AlvieriD #Chicago O'hare airport and #Atlanta airport two of the biggest in the US been having issues for several hours.#cybersecurity #infosec #RussiaUkraineWar#UkraineRussiaWar #America#cyberattack pic.twitter.com/mk16qjXTcS
— CyberKnow (@Cyberknow20) October 10, 2022
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