More than a dozen public sites of American airports targeted by attacks. The group Killnet would be the author.

Hackers, believed to be based in Russia, temporarily took down about 14 public websites from airports Americans. The LaGuardia, O’Hare and LAX sites were among the targets and most were back online within hours of the incident.

More than a dozen public sites of American airports targeted by attacks

A US government official also clarified that air traffic control, internal airport communications and other vital operations were not impacted, but travelers seeking any information were necessarily hampered by the lack of site, according to ABC News. A LAX spokesperson said “no internal systems were compromised and there was no disruption to operations.”

“On Monday, October 10, 2022, at approximately 3:00 a.m., there was a denial of service incident that lasted 15 minutes and resulted in intermittent delays in accessing the LaGuardia Airport site,” a statement from ABC News a Port Authority spokesperson. “Port Authority’s cybersecurity system did its job detecting the incident quickly, handling the issue within 15 minutes and allowing us to alert others by notifying federal authorities immediately. There was no operational impact on Port Authority centers.”

The group Killnet would be the author

The incident, believed to be the result of denial of service (DDoS) attacks, has been blamed on the pro-Russian hacker group Killnet. The latter would not, however, be in the service of the government. There is no evidence that the Russian government was involved in this incident, according to a cybersecurity analyst.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Transportation Security Administration are closely monitoring the situation, according to CNN. The CISA clarified that there was in any case no reason to worry about possible interruptions of operations.

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