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Cyberattack grounds planes in Poland

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    LOT Polish Airlines was forced to cancel 10 flights scheduled to depart from Warsaw’s Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked its ground computer systems.

    The IT attack, which was not described in detail, left the company unable to create flight plans for outbound flights, grounding around 1,400 passengers.

    The company said that plane systems were not affected and aircraft that were already in the air were able to continue their flight or to land. The incident only affected the ability of planes to depart from the airport for several hours.

    It’s not clear what kind of attack it was and whether it was the hackers’ intention to ground planes or if the systems were taken offline as part of incident response procedures.

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