2022-02-08

Swissport International Ransomware Attack

Level: 
Strategic
  |  Source: 
BleepingComputer
Aviation
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Swissport International Ransomware Attack

Industry: Aviation | Level: Strategic | Source: BleepingComputer

Swissport International, an Aviation services company, disclosed a ransomware attack from the company's official Twitter, on February 4th, 2022. The main impact of the attack on the company's IT infrastructure, has caused delays to flights as the company provides services for "cargo handling, security, maintenance, cleaning, and lounge hospitality for 310 airports in 50 countries. It handles 282 million passengers and 4.8 million tons of cargo every year, making it a vital link in the global aviation travel industry chain." Throughout the day of February 4th the company's website was inoperable returning visitors with 403 error codes. Despite issues with the IT infrastructure, ground services are available with some potential delays. Details have not been shared regarding the ransomware gang responsible for the incident and what data was compromised during the attack.

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