Hackers believed to be stationed at about 14 public-facing US airport websites temporarily went offline on Monday. The LaGuardia, O’Hare, and LAX websites were among the targets, and most are back online. A senior US government official said air traffic control, internal airport communications and other critical operations were unaffected, but travelers looking for security check wait times or other information may have been harassed . A LAX spokesman confirmed that “no internal airport systems were compromised and there were no business interruptions”.
“On Monday, October 10, 2022 at approximately 3:00 a.m., there was a 15-minute denial of service incident that resulted in intermittent delays in accessing LaGuardia Airport’s website,” said a Port Authority spokesman abc news. “The Port Authority’s cybersecurity defense system did its job by quickly detecting the incident, addressing the issue within 15 minutes, and allowing us to alert others by immediately notifying federal authorities. There was no operational impact on Port Authority facilities.”
The incident, which is said to have been the result of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, was pinned on the pro-Russian hacker group Killnet. However, the hackers are not believed to be government actors. There is no evidence that the Russian government was involved in this incident, a cybersecurity analyst said.
Both the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Transportation Security Administration are monitoring the situation. reports. CISA noted that it is not concerned about disruption to airport operations.
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