US airport websites knocked offline by ‘Killnet’ hackers

More than a dozen airport websites in the USA have been targeted by a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The hackers targeted some of the nation’s largest airports, which appeared inaccessible on Monday morning. However, as later confirmed, no actual air travel disruptions were reported. The attacks were attributed to a pro-Russian hacktivist organisation Killnet, as they have previously listed multiple US airports as potential targets.

In the previous week, the same group took responsibility for knocking offline US state government websites in Colorado, Kentucky, and Mississippi, among others.