Bristol Airport hit by ransomware blackout

Staff forced to hand-write flight information on white boards.

Normal service was finally resumed at Bristol airport yesterday after two days of ransomware-related outages caused a blackout of flight information screens.

Staff were forced to hand-write regular updates on whiteboards to provide passengers with crucial information on flight arrival and departure details, while additional airport staff were deployed to help answer questions from anxious travelers.

A post on the airport’s official Twitter feed on Friday had the following:

We are currently experiencing technical problems with our flight information screens.  Flights are unaffected and details of check-in desks, boarding gates, and arrival/departure times will be made over the public address system. Additional staff are on hand to assist passengers.

> Read entire article Bristol Airport hit by ransomware blackout | Phil Muncaster | InfoSecurity

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