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A cyber attack hit the Beirut International Airport


A cyber attack hit the Beirut International Airport

Pierluigi Paganini
January 07, 2024

A cyber attack hit the Beirut International Airport, Rafic Hariri (Lebanon), threat actors breached the Flight Information Display System (FIDS).

Threat actors hit the Beirut International Airport Rafic Hariri in Lebanon and breached the Flight Information Display System (FIDS).

Rafic Hariri International Airport is the main international airport serving Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The airport is named after Rafic Hariri, a former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and it is located about 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) from the city center of Beirut. The airport is a key gateway for both domestic and international air travel.

The hackers displayed a message on screens at the airport claiming that Hezbollah and Iran are taking the country to war ignoring the will of the Lebanese people. The message also states that the arms smuggling will lead to the bombing of the airport.

Beirut International Airport

According to LBCI, the cyberattack also disrupted the baggage inspection system known as Baggage Handling System (BHS). The personnel at the airport were forced to use police dogs to complete the inspection procedures of the baggage. The cyber attack is a consequence of escalating tensions between Israel and Lebanon; however, as of now, no hacker group has claimed responsibility for the breach.

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