SpiceJetpassengers were stranded at several airports on Wednesday morning.
- The company’s spokesperson confirmed the development, stressing that it was due to a ransomware attack.
- Ransomware is a form of malware attack in which the attacker locks and encrypts the victim’s data.
Hundreds of SpiceJet passengers were stranded at several airports on Wednesday (May 25) as a result of a ransomware attack the company faced the night before. The company’s spokesperson confirms the development.
Ransomware is a form of malware attack where the attacker locks and encrypts the victim’s data and important files and then demands payment to unlock and decrypt the data. The attack delayed the departure of SpiceJet’s flights earlier in the day.
While SpiceJet informed customers of the delay caused by the attack, ground crews had given customers various reasons for the delay. Many SpiceJet passengers on the ground have been told that the delay was due to server problems.
#spicejet our flight from Mumbai to Jaipur has been delayed for more than 1 hour and 30 minutes, still your servers have a problem!” notes Abhishek Taylor, another Twitter user. The development comes just days after SpiceJet announced its plans to launch broadband internet services on its planes.
SpiceJet chairman and chief executive Ajay Singh said in an email to employees on the airlines’ 17th anniversary that the airline continues to fly the highest payloads month after month and expects to climb even higher in the coming months.
The airline has a fleet of 91 aircraft, which includes 13 Max aircraft and 46 older versions of Boeing 737 aircraft, according to its website.
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