Christmas Ransomware Attack Hit Upstate New York Airport Servers
The cyberware attack on Albany International Airport was discovered on Christmas Day.
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York airport and its computer management provider were attacked by ransomware over Christmas, officials said. Officials at the Albany County Airport Authority announced Thursday that the attack came to light after Schenectady-based LogicalNet reported its own management services network had been breached. From there, the virus spread to the authority’s servers and backup servers, encrypting files. The attack, which was discovered Christmas Day, encrypted administrative files like budget…