Ransomware Crashes Airport Displays

Bristol Airport Hit By Cyberattack

According to officials from the Bristol Airport, the attack started Friday morning.

It took out several computers over the airport network, including its in-house display screens which provide details about the arrival and departure information of flights.Illustrated by photos posted by travellers on Twitter, airport officials were forced to use whiteboards and paper posters to announce information for flights and luggage pickup points.

“We are grateful to passengers for their patience while we have been working to resolve issues with flight information this weekend. Digital screens are now live in arrivals and departures. Work will continue to restore complete site-wide coverage as soon as possible,” the airport tweeted on Sunday.This is not the first case of an airport being targeted by ransomware, nor will it be the last. Cyber criminals are striking harder and bolder at any network they find vulnerable.

Organizations must act now and implement a proactive approach to securing their networks. An IT solution like Syxsense will facilitate a comprehensive patching strategy to ensure all systems are up to date.