Powerful cyber attack on Russia’s Civil Aviation Authority servers: no more data nor back-up

A powerful and effective cyberattack on the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) infrastructure that took place on Saturday morning has erased all documents, files, aircraft registration data and mails from the servers. In total, about 65 terabytes of data Read More …

British Airways has been hit by ‘technical issues’ that have paralysed IT system

British Airways has cancelled all short-haul flights from Heathrow until midday leaving passengers stranded while further disruption is expected throughout Saturday due to ongoing technical issues. The airline said the problem, which may also cause delays for its customers using Read More …

Airport services firm Swissport reports ransomware incident

Swiss airport management service Swissport reported a ransomware attack affecting its IT systems on Friday. The company said the ransomware attack targeted its IT infrastructure. The group behind the attack was not named. Also: Prosecutors investigating cyberattacks affecting multiple Belgian Read More …

Cybersecurity and Drones: How to Address the Security Threats

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry has become a massive technological playground worldwide. Their extensive applications make UAS very popular for the public and the private sector. Armed forces, agricultural industry, law enforcement, meteorological agencies, medical services, environmental companies, and Read More …

TSA to impose cybersecurity mandates on railroad and aviation industries

The Transportation Security Administration will impose new cybersecurity mandates on the railroad and airline industries, including reporting requirements as part of a department effort to force compliance in the wake of high-profile cyberattacks on critical industries, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Read More …

New APT ChamelGang Targets Russian Energy, Aviation Orgs

A new APT group has emerged that’s specifically targeting the fuel and energy complex and aviation industry in Russia, exploiting known vulnerabilities like Microsoft Exchange Server’s ProxyShell and leveraging both new and existing malware to compromise networks. Researchers at security Read More …

Cyberattacks against the aviation industry linked to Nigerian threat actor

Researchers have unmasked a lengthy campaign against the aviation sector, beginning with the analysis of a Trojan by Microsoft. On May 11, Microsoft Security Intelligence published a Twitter thread outlining a campaign targeting the “aerospace and travel sectors with spear-phishing Read More …

Airline Credential-Theft Takes Off in Widening Campaign

A two-year-old espionage campaign against the airline industry is ongoing, with AsyncRAT and other commodity remote-access trojans (RATs) helping those efforts take flight. The campaign can effectively be a bird strike to the business engine, so to speak, resulting in Read More …

Cybersecurity: Rising risk for airlines

After remaking their security procedures following the 9/11 attacks to stop airline hijackings, carriers are now faced with rising threats targeting computers and electronic equipment critical to their operations and safety. Since the tragedy 20 years ago on Saturday, airlines Read More …

Bangkok Airways apologizes for passport info breach as LockBit ransomware group threatens data leak

Bangkok Airways has apologized for a data breach involving passport information and other personal data in a statement to customers. The company said that it discovered a “cybersecurity attack which resulted in unauthorized and unlawful access to its information system” Read More …