Russian-speaking hackers target major US airport websites

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More than a dozen US airport websites were targeted by cyberattacks during the morning of October 10, 2022.

Although the attacks temporarily rendered the sites inaccessible to the public, no operational disruptions were reported. 

A senior official briefed on the situation confirmed to ABC News that the attack came from within the Russian Federation. 

John Hultquist, vice president for intelligence at Mandiant, an American cybersecurity firm, said that the attacks were carried out by Killnet, a group of pro-Russian hackers, The Washington Post reported.

Airports affected by the cyberattack include Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Des Moines International Airport (DSM), and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). 

The airports stated that information or personal data was not stolen, and there was no safety risk to the public.


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