Boeing-owned navigation and flight planning tool provider Jeppesen has been hit by a cyber incident that has resulted in flight interruptions, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.
Despite some disruptions in flight planning, the cyberattack has not been found to threaten aircraft or flight safety, according to a Boeing spokesperson.
"We are in communication with customers and regulatory authorities, and working to restore full service as soon as possible," the spokesperson added.
While there were no details provided regarding the degree of the disruptions, current and new Notice to Air Missions receipt and processing are expected to have been affected by the incident.
Moreover, the attack is believed by Live And Lets Fly travel blog owner Matthew Klint to involve ransomware although such has not been confirmed by the Boeing spokesperson.
Jeppesen's cyber incident comes months after ransomware attacks against India's SpiceJet airline and Accelya.
SiliconAngle reports that mounting cybersecurity threats against the hardware supply chain have prompted the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to unveil a new framework aimed at bolstering risk assessment and mitigation in the supply chain.
The strategy is designed to focus federal resources towards better investment in a range of emerging technologies while also building an environment for innovation and a stable of qualified domestic workers for businesses and governments to tap.