Major US Airport Websites Targeted, Taken Offline

Pro-Russia hacking group takes credit

  • A pro-Russian hacking group, known as Killnet, took credit for taking numerous U.S. airport websites offline on Monday by launching a denial-of-service attack.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), and Chicago O’Hare International Airport were among those affected.
  • An FBI spokesperson said the agency is “aware of the incident” and representatives for LAX and ATL said their websites are now functioning and airport operations were not affected.
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