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Lambert Airport website restored after apparent cyberattack, flights not affected

An airport spokesman said the website was restored at around 3 p.m.
Credit: St. Louis American
St. Louis Lambert International Airport

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Lambert International Airport had its website targeted as part of a larger apparent cyberattack Monday, but officials said the airport was still functioning normally during the outage.

Roger Lotz, a spokesman for Lambert Airport, said the website went down early Monday but was restored at around 3 p.m. He said the outage did not affect any of the operations at the airport.

While the website was down, the airport set up a hotline for people to get information and access services typically found on the website. Passengers could also use their airline's website to find flight details like arrivals and departures.

Lotz said the main feature not available during the outage was the tool to check how full the parking lots are.

Lambert was not the only major airport to report an outage Monday.

According to reporting from the Associated Press, the websites for some major U.S. airports went down early Monday in an apparent coordinated denial-of-service attack. The outages did not affect flights at those other airports, which included Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and parts of Los Angeles International Airport's website.

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The attacks followed a call by a shadowy group of pro-Russian hackers that calls itself Killnet for coordinated denial-of-service attacks on the targets. The group published a target list on its Telegram channel.

Several other airports reported problems connecting to their websites and appeared to be functioning very slowly, including Chicago's O'Hare International Airport website, which was included on Killnet's target list.

Last week, a group of hackers claimed responsibility for cyberattacks against state government websites across the country, the Associated Press reported.

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