The websites of several major US airports were briefly taken down on Monday, October 10.A group of pro-Russian hackers called for them to be hacked.
They were victims of a denial-of-service attack, which involves targeting a computer system with messages or connection requests. Several airports are targeted, including airports in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York.
“Kilnet” group behind the attack
The airports’ pages were targeted by a pro-Russian hacker group known as “Kilnet” He published a list of their websites and encouraged his followers to attack them. No disruption to the operations of the airports was reported and the work affected only the web interface dedicated to the public, which usually displays information about flights and services.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport later tweeted its website.The operation began early this morning following an incident that was closed to the public». «An investigation is underway to find out the cause of the incident.“, he said, making it clear”The operation of the airport has not been affected at any time“. Most of the websites of the targeted airports appear to be operating normally now. Kilnet claimed responsibility for the cyber attacks on several US government websites over the past week. The US Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) did not want to immediately comment on this cyber attack.
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