Poland’s #Warsaw Airport Cancels Flights After Hacker Attack

Posted: June 21, 2015 in Tech
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About 1,400 passengers of the Polish airline LOT were grounded at Warsaw’s Chopin airport Sunday after hackers attacked the ground computer systems used to issue flight plans, the company said.

The computer system was hacked in the afternoon and fixed after about five hours, during which 10 of the state-owned carrier’s national and international flights were canceled and about a dozen more were delayed, spokesman Adrian Kubicki said.

LOT was taking care of the passengers Sunday evening, and some were already able to board flights. LOT said it was providing hotels for those who needed to stay overnight.

Source: [NBC News]

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  1. prkralex says:

    The problems for passengers started at Warsaw Chopin airport after the airline says hackers breached its ground computers, which are used to issue flight plans. The grounded airline, LOT Polish Airways, told CNN because of the attack it was unable to create flight plans for outbound flights from its Warsaw hub and as a result outbound flights from Warsaw were not able to depart.

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