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Russian hackers are accused of penetrating the US aviation system as part of a broad assault by the country on American’s infrastructure. The Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center said in a report Friday that the cyber attack happened in early 2017 but had limited impact, Bloomberg reports. The aviation industry has, however, taken steps to prevent it from happening again. ‘It hit a part of our very broad membership,’ executive director Jeff Troy said in a statement, without elaborating on the nature of the breach. Troy said the attack wasn’t something that would directly harm US airlines or airplanes, but said he 'did see that this impacted some companies that are in the aviation sector’. He also said the attack had been detected in its early stages. On Thursday, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security also confirmed in an alert that there had been a cyber attack aimed at multiple US infrastructure sectors, including aviation. The alert said ‘Russian government cyber actors’ have been targeting these systems since 2016. Government officials said the attacks have also ‘affected multiple organizations in the energy, nuclear, water, construction and...Read more
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Russia accused of hacking into US aviation system as part of broad assault on American infrastructure