June 21, 2015
The Polish national airline, LOT, announced on Sunday that they cancelled 10 flights as a result of the airline’s ground computer systems at Warsaw’s Okecie airport being subject to attack by hackers. The airline’s ground computer systems are used to manage the flight plans for the airline. LOT stated that no ongoing flights or other airport computer systems were affected and that flights already in the air or scheduled to land at Warsaw were not at risk.
As a result of the attack LOT’s ground computer systems were unavailable for 5 hours during which time 10 flights were cancelled impacting over 1,400 passengers who had planned to travel to Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Copenhagen, and some internal flights within Poland.