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Flights delayed as ransomware attack on systems wrecks SpiceJet operations

Some flights had to be cancelled; airline claims problem mostly rectified, says it is in touch with expert and cybercrime authorities


Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
SpiceJet operations were impacted on Wednesday after its systems faced a ransomware attack.

“Certain SpiceJet systems faced an attempted ransomware attack last night. While our IT team has, to a large extent, contained and rectified the situation, this has had a cascading effect on our flights leading to delays. Some flights to airports where there are restrictions on night operations have been cancelled. SpiceJet is in touch with expert and cybercrime authorities on the issue,” the airline said in a statement.

A source said the airline’s software which deals with operations and flight planning came under attack in early hours

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First Published: May 25 2022 | 8:36 PM IST

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