Phishing Incident at Major Mexican Airport

February 14, 2024

INCIDENT

The Querétaro Intercontinental Airport is responding to a cyberattack. The airport is one of the highest-traffic airports in Mexico, situated about three hours from Mexico City. Reports confirm that it had been attacked by hackers. A notice on social media sites states it had called in experts to help address the issue. On Monday, the LockBit ransomware gang took credit for the attack, threatening to leak the data on November 27.

“We reported that we had a cyberattack incident and are working with experts to address this situation. AIQ systems are operating normally. The safety of our passengers and operations remains our top priority,” the airport said, according to a translation of the notice, posted Tuesday.

Officials said the cyberattack was traced back to an employee downloading a file containing malware.

Incident Date

November 1, 2023

Location

Mexico

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

Threat Source