Atlanta airport Wi-Fi finally operating after attack

ATLANTA — Travelers at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta can once again use free Wi-Fi to go online after a cyberattack that hit the city last month.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport sent a tweet Monday saying that its free Wi-Fi is up and running. The message adds: "To all — thank you for your patience."

The system has been down since a ransomware cyberattack hit the city's computer network on March 22.

Officials say the attack didn't affect safety at the airport, but the Wi-Fi and flight information systems were taken down as a precaution. They say the attack included the encryption of some city data and caused outages for numerous city computer systems.

City officials haven't said whether they paid the $51,000 ransom demanded by hackers.

Related News

Body donations on the rise at US medical schools

Aug 17, 2016

Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number people leaving their bodies to science

'Auction' of NSA tools sends security companies scrambling

Aug 18, 2016

The leak of what purports to be a National Security Agency tool kit as part of a surreal online auction has set the information security world atwitter

'Mr. Robot' mobile game launches as phony messaging app

Aug 17, 2016

A fake messaging app inspired by the USA Network hacker 'Mr. Robot' was released Tuesday for mobile devices

About The Next Discovery

The Next Discovery is equipped with recent Science & Tech news to impart knowledge to individuals awaiting the future.

Contact us: sales@tndiscovery.com