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GDPR - December 24, 2019

#Privacy: Cyber attack forces RavnAir to cancel flights

A malicious cyber attack on its computer network has resulted in the RavnAir Group being forced to ground flights. 

In a statement, RavnAir wrote that on December 20, it had experienced a cyber attack on its IT network. 

The company has not disclosed what the nature of the attack was, however, the company revealed that the attack specifically targeted the Dash 8 aircraft.

Subsequently, all RavnAir Alaska Dash 8 flights were proactively cancelled, and the maintenance system and back-up system for Dash 8 was disconnected. 

PenAir flights and RavnAir Connect flights are operating normally. 

The company is working with a cybersecurity company, the FBI and other authorities to restore the impacted systems.

According to a new report by WKRN, Debbie Reinwand, RavnAir spokesperson said that 260 passengers were impacted by the cyber attack, with six flights being cancelled. 

“We have, where possible, re-booked passengers on other flights,” wrote RavnAir in another statement issued on December 22. 

The post #Privacy: Cyber attack forces RavnAir to cancel flights appeared first on PrivSec Report.


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