Swissport claims it “contained an IT security incident” referring to a ransomware attack that took place on February 3rd.
Switzerland-based aviation services provider, Swissport, took to Twitter on 4 February to share details of a cyberattack that disrupted its operations. According to its tweet, its IT infrastructure was targeted with ransomware that impacted its service delivery.
Swissport is headquartered in Zurich. The company offers airport ground services along with air cargo handling. It is currently operating at 285 airports across 45 countries.
In 2021, Swissport served around 97 million travelers and handled over 5 million tons of air freight. The firm handles everything from airport security and lounge hospitality to check-in gates, de-icing, baggage handling, and aircraft refueling.
The company didn’t share details of the type of ransomware used to target its IT systems or who could be involved in the incident. The company, however, revealed that the attack occurred on February 3rd, and it reacted quickly to contain it despite that it caused operational disruption.
The company’s support website displayed an error and was inaccessible for at least a day, after which the company regained its control. Impacted systems were