29 JUNE 2015
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Your Editor was amongst 1,400 passengers caught up by what seems to have been a computer cyber-attack on LOT Polish Airlines on Sunday 21 June. The source of the hack is not yet known.
The Star Alliance carrier was forced to cancel 11 out of 200 scheduled flights from Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport just at the time that CEOs from member airlines were arriving from all over the world for the twice yearly Board of Management meeting. The attack was thought to be just coincidence and no group or person has been identified as being involved although there is considerable speculation. However it has set a precedent which is being closely watched by other airlines and security experts.
“Our ground-handling software was impacted and we were not able to manage flight planning,” CEO Sebastian Mikosz told reporters at a LOT pre-planned press briefing to publicise the New LOT (See in this issue). “However, the problem was resolved quickly,” he said, adding a commission will investigate the source of the attack. www.lot.com
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