Special Report: Confirmed cyber attack against air traffic control system – Threat Brief
We have been following reports for the last two days indicating that outages in the Swedish Air Traffic Control System between 4 and 9 November 2015 were actually caused by malicious, sustained cyber attacks from highly trained groups either supported by or under the direction of the Russian government. For now we have not seen …
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Air Traffic Control is an important node in critical infrastructure, and as such, targeted by hackers in the escalating cyber war.
In this case the purpose was probably not malicious in the way that it was meant to destroy and kill, it was probably more an analysis of capabilities and response.