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A Polish airline grounded planes this weekend after discovering a hack on its systems. The company suggested that the methods used could be applied to any airline.

The BBC reported that Polish airline LOT suffered a hack on the hardware that issues flight plans at Chopin Airport in Warsaw. The airline grounded several flights, affecting the travel plans of thousands of people.

It is not known who perpetrated the attack, or why, and LOT said in a statement released to the BBC that the problem could affect the rest of the industry.

Airline companies and planes are among the most recent victims of hacking incidents through a lack of cyber security controls.

The US Government Accountability Office issued a warning in May after the FBI interviewed a passenger who had apparently been able to alter the course of a plane during a flight.

Read the full article on V3 here.

 

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