07 Feb 2022

Swissport Ransomware Attack Delayed Flights

Swissport, an airport services giant, is currently restoring its IT systems after it suffered from a ransomware attack late last week. The attack resulted in delayed flights. The company is headquartered in Zurich and handles airport services such as check-in gates, security, baggage handling, aircraft fueling, de-icing, and lounge hospitality.

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18 Aug 2021

Taliban Block Routes to Kabul Airport, Hampering Evacuations From Afghanistan

Afghans and Westerners are stranded in Kabul after the Taliban took over the capital city on Sunday. The insurgents set up checkpoints on most roads leading to the city’s US-controlled airport, hindering evacuation flights. There is currently no clear system to bring people into the airport and entry remains extremely

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05 Mar 2021

FAA Names Five Host Airports to Test Counter-Drone Tech

On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration announced which airports it had selected to host assessments of new technology designed to reduce the risks posed by drones. Ultimately, the FAA wants to scrap previous harsh restrictions over commercial drones, including where they can fly over. These tests are a step in

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23 Nov 2020

Shanghai airport Covid scare sparks ‘chaotic’ mass testing

Positive COVID-19 tests occurring at Shangai’s Pudong airport has sparked a massive wave of testing, with thousands of people being swabbed for COVID-19 as chaos ensues. Authorities required all cargo staff working at the airport to attend a mandatory testing session on Sunday, which was reportedly a calm and orderly

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20 Jul 2020

Bipartisan Bill Would Require Passenger Temperature Checks at TSA Checkpoints

A recent bill was introduced to Congress called the Healthy Skies Act, which would require the TSA to launch a trial program in which travelers are screened for a fever while going through security. This would help to decrease the spread of COVID-19 through airports, which is currently a high-risk

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29 Apr 2019

Ransomware Hits Yet Another U.S. Airport

In the latest example of the growing cyber threat to critical infrastructure, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport was hit by a ransomware attack last week. The ransomware disrupted the airport’s systems used for email, payroll and digital records. In addition, most screens around the airport that are used for digital signage

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