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Polish airline hack highlights risk of cyber attacks

Posted On: Jun. 22, 2015 12:00 AM CST

(Reuters) — The CEO of Polish flagship airline LOT said on Monday that cyber attacks are an industry-wide problem that could confront any carrier at any time.

Around 1,400 LOT passengers were grounded at Warsaw's Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked the airline's ground computer systems used to issue flight plans.

“This is an industry problem on a much wider scale, and for sure we have to give it more attention, if it can be given more attention,” Sebastian Mikosz told a news conference.

“I expect it can happen to anyone anytime.”