Critical Infrastructure Security, Threat Management, Malware, Ransomware

Louisville Regional Airport Authority grounded by ransomware attack

The Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) had its wings clipped on Monday by a ransomware attack on its systems, reports say.

According to local news sources, an LRAA spokesperson said the incident encrypted the municipal corporation's localized files, did not affect operations or security systems at the two airports under its purview, Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport and Bowman Field.

The LRAA, which employees roughly 200 full-time staffers, is reportedly not paying the ransom and restoring its systems with back-ups.

Bradley Barth

As director of community content at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for SC Media online conferences and events, as well as video/multimedia projects. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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