SpiceJet Suffered a Ransomware Attack

SpiceJet is a low-cost airline that operates out of Gurgaon, which is located in the state of Haryana. As of the month of March 2019, it has a market share of 13.6 percent, making it the nation’s second-biggest airline in terms of the number of passengers transported inside the country.

The airline operates a total of 91 planes, of which 13 are Boeing 737-max jets and 46 are more mature variants of the Boeing 737.

SpiceJet was originally founded in 1994 as an air taxi service known as ModiLuft. In 2004, an Indian businessman by the name of Ajay Singh purchased the firm and changed its name to SpiceJet.

What Happened?

As reported by BusinessToday.In, the low-cost airline SpiceJet’s computer systems were targeted by ransomware yesterday night, which resulted in delayed departures of flights scheduled for Wednesday morning.

The company said that the problem had been fixed and that flights were running properly once more, as SpiceJet said in a tweet that ” “Certain SpiceJet systems faced an attempted ransomware attack last night that impacted and slowed down morning flight departures today. Our IT team has contained and rectified the situation and flights are operating normally now.”

#ImportantUpdate: Certain SpiceJet

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