December 9, 2022

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Pro-Russian hackers hit US airport websites again

A man uses a laptop, in a file photo (EFE/Sascha Steinbach)

They were re-registered this Wednesday, Problems accessing some websites From America. In this case, the domains atlanta-airport.com -from Atlanta International Airport- and springs.gov -from the state of Colorado- presented failures.

When you try to enter them, you read the signs Denies access. This attack occurs After the actions of a pro-Russian hacker group earlier in the weekIt put more than a dozen airports out of service, the chain says CNN.

Hartsfield-Jackson, among others AtlantaOne ColoradoOne AngelsOne Chicago O’Hare, one Denver And one Orlando, among others. Also, according to the National Security Office HawaiiThe websites of 15 of its airports also presented problems.

This is the second time in a week that the Atlanta airport has been hit by online attacks (REUTERS / Andrew Kelly)
This is the second time in a week that the Atlanta airport has been hit by online attacks (REUTERS / Andrew Kelly)

Actions were requested by Gillnet, a group of pro-Russian hackers. In recent days, they mentioned through their Telegram channel that these domains will be the targets of their attacks. In recent months, this group has been Attacked the websites of several pro-Ukraine governments.

Additionally, the Colorado State page was already out of service last week due to an “anonymous” attack, confirmed by the local emergency response center.

Airport officials immediately informed about the events that took place on Monday FBI Still the Transportation Safety AdministrationThe airport’s IT team worked to restore services and investigate the cause.

facts Air traffic is not affected But for passengers who have since tried to access information about their flights, yes DDoS attacks.

Air traffic was not affected, but there were problems for passengers looking for information about their flights (REUTERS/Bridget Bennett)
Air traffic was not affected, but there were problems for passengers looking for information about their flights (REUTERS/Bridget Bennett)

What is a DDoS attack?

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Online attacks are becoming more common, and due to the amount of data stored digitally, they may be one of the main weapons of the not-too-distant future. However, there are different types of hacks that break certain security barriers or violate certain services.

In this case, DDoS -Denial of Service attack- is based Overload a site’s servers, which can handle a limited number of requests. Thus, by receiving more than they are willing to process—and Without the possibility of distinguishing between the real and the fakeHacker-driven, websites Decline Temporarily suspended.

In some cases, sites were logged instead of being taken out of service entirely Navigation delaysDue to high number of access requests.

That is why, given the nature of the hack, operations within the airports were not affected, but instead created difficulties for travelers who wanted to access information about their journeys. John Hultquist, vice president of threat intelligence at cybersecurity firm Montiant, explained that these types of attacks are occurring more frequently. “Brief” and “Superficial” -So, after some time, the activity was restored-. He also explained that these actions often expose inadequate security systems on sites.

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