SAS airline customers unable to buy tickets due to cyberattack
The cyberattack shut down the carrier’s services for several hours.
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) was attacked by Anonymous Sudan, causing the SAS website and app to be down for several hours.
On May 24, SAS customers started complaining that they couldn’t access the airline’s website. On the same day, the Anonymous Sudan group announced a cyber attack in their Telegram channel .
The group then demanded a ransom of $3,500 to stop the attack. The group gave the SAS 1 hour to “negotiate” with the Anonymous Sudan bot in Telegram. Otherwise, hackers will continue to attack throughout the day, and also publish company data.
It is noteworthy that during the attack, SAS showed customers the address of the official Danish version of the airline’s website, which was also attacked by hackers soon after. By the evening of May 24, the SAS sites and app were still down.
According to the SAS corporate website, the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish flag carrier typically operates more than 800 scheduled flights a day to more than 130 destinations worldwide.
The hacker group Anonymous Sudan, also known for attacks on Israeli companies, previously paralyzed the Iron Dome and the early warning system in Israel . The message of the attackers was published after a rocket attack on Sderot, as a result of which three people were injured.