Swissport Ransomware Attack Delays Flights, Disrupts Operations

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 07, 2022 06:15 am PST

It has been reported that aviation services company Swissport International has disclosed a ransomware attack that has impacted its IT infrastructure and services, causing flights to suffer delays. The Swiss company provides services for cargo handling, security, maintenance, cleaning, and lounge hospitality for 310 airports in 50 countries. It handles 282 million passengers and 4.8 million tons of cargo every year, making it a a vital link in the global aviation travel industry chain. A tweet from the company today notes that the attack has been largely contained and systems are being restored to bring services back to normal. At the time of writing, loading Swissport’s website returns an error, indicating that the firm’s IT team is still dealing with problems resulting from the ransomware attack.