The New York Times reported “at least 858 cancellations and 7,359 delays across the global industry on Monday morning” in less than 5 hours based on a power outage at 2:30am EDT. But Delta’s story does not pass the smell test following Southwest Airlines’ recent claim of a single point of failure of a router. In response to the world-wide IT disaster the New York Times reported Delta’s response:
We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time,… We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
Time will tell, but Delta’s alleged power outage that led to an IT problem is probably a cyberattack!
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