Airline Hit By Cyber Attack, Cancels Flights

April 22, 2021

INCIDENT

After a cyber attack on its computer network, RavnAir was forced to cancel at least a half-dozen flights in Alaska Dec. 22, 2019.
While the airline itself is not a huge carrier, the cancellations affected around 260 passengers, said company spokeswoman Debbie Reinwand.
The regional carrier canceled all flights involving its Dash 8 aircraft until noon “because the cyber attack forced us to disconnect our Dash 8 maintenance system and its back-up,” the company said. The airline serves more than 100 communities in Alaska, many of which are not accessible by road.

Incident Date

December 22, 2019

Estimated Cost

canceled flights for 24 hrs

Victims

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified