Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport cyber attack causes flight display screens to fail

Bristol Airport has blamed a cyber attack for causing flight display screens to fail for two days

Travellers arriving at Bristol Airport found that flight information screens were down due to “technical problems”. The airport used it’s Twitter account to advise passengers to “arrive early and allow extra time for check-in and boarding.”

Details of check-in desks. boarding gates and arrival/departure times were made over the public address system, with further information being manually updated on whiteboards.

A spokesman for the airport said: “We believe there was an online attempt to target part of our administrative systems and that required us to take a number of applications offline as a precautionary measure, including the one that provides our data for flight information screens.

However, the Airport had confidence in their backup infrastructure and ability to restore compromised systems.

It is imperative that you have an effective backup strategy and have the systems in place to restore that backup quickly and safely, that way you should never need to consider paying a criminal who is attempting to extort money from you.



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