Hackers hacked Polish Airline LOT

The computer system of Polish airline LOT was hacked, about 1,400 passengers were grounded at Warsaw’s Chopin airport.

The system was hacked around 4 pm local time (3pm GMT), used to issue flight plans. After five hours, the specialist came up with a solution.

The  spokesman Adrian Kubicki, of LOT told Reuters reporter that “delays meant 10 national and international flights were canceled, while more than a dozen more were behind schedule.”

With his interview to TVN 24 television, he described the incident as the “first attack of its kind.”

The airline provided seats for some passengers on the other flights, and offered accommodation for those who want to stay overnight.

Kubicki mentioned, “the passengers’ lives were not in danger at any point, and the airport itself was not affected.”

“We’re using state-of-the-art computer systems, so this could potentially be a threat to others in the industry,” he added.

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