Sep 16, 2018

Cyber attack led to Bristol Airport blank screens

Bristol Airport has blamed a cyber attack for causing flight display screens to fail for two days. An airport spokesman said the information screens were taken offline early on Friday to contain an attack similar to so-called "Ransomware". "Spokesman James Gore said:"We believe there was an online attempt to target part of our administrative systems and that required us to take a number of applications offline as a precautionary measure, including the one that provides our data for flight information screens. "The indications are that this was a speculative attempt rather than targeted attack on Bristol Airport." Mr Gore said flights were unaffected, but contingency measures and "Manual processes", including whiteboards and marker pens, had to be used in place of display screens.

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