Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen has suffered what is likely a ransomware attack. While a ransomware attack has not yet been confirmed by Boeing or Jeppesen, when asked about the incident, they stated it was still an ongoing situation. The attack has affected different operations such as flight planning, products, and communication channels. Boeing has mentioned that they “have no reason to believe that this incident poses a threat to aircraft or flight safety.” However, it has been confirmed that new Notice to Air Missions (NOTAMs) have been affected. This is an industry term for notices filed with aviation authorities to alert pilots of potential hazards along a flight route. Not publishing hazard notifications could pose a risk to aircraft and flight safety. Since the situation is ongoing, more information will likely be released in the coming week.
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