Ransomware attack at Bristol Airport

Ransomware attack at Bristol Airport

If you have seen the latest photos of Bristol Airport’s flight information screen you might have gotten a flashback to a land before time.

Instead of an actual screen that normally broadcasts information about departures, arrivals and delays, passengers had to read from hand-written papers and whiteboards for the entirety of the weekend. According to TheHackerNews, the technical meltdown did not only affect the flight information screens but several computers at the airport. It is reported to have been caused by a ransomware attack that had started on Friday morning.

On their Twitter site, the airport advised passengers to plan extra time as processes such as baggage handling were slowed down. However, on Sunday all computers were finally restored and officials announced that no flight had been delayed by the attack.

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