LAX website disrupted after pro-Russia hacking group targets U.S. airports

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The Los Angeles International Airport website was inaccessible Monday morning after a pro-Russia hacking group listed LAX’s site as one of its targets.

A statement from LAX confirmed that portions of the public-facing website were disrupted. There were no disruptions to operations or airport systems. The information technology team was still working at about 9 a.m. to restore services. The cause is under investigation; LAX has notified the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the incident.

Killnet, a hacking group, listed 14 websites, including LAX and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, among the U.S. airports that it was targeting, according to reports.

A LAX spokesperson didn’t specify a cause for the disruption or whether it was related to Killnet. A TSA spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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