Airlines company SpiceJet came under a ransomware attack on Tuesday night, leading to severe disruptions in its service throughout Wednesday morning, with multiple SpiceJet flights stuck across several airports in India.
At 8:30AM, the company tweeted out to announce the attack, and also stated that its IT department had 'contained and rectified' the issue. The tweet also mentioned that flight were now operating normally.
However, several passengers continued to complain about ongoing disruptions throughout the morning. A passenger at Bagdogra airport, who claimed to to travelling with his wife having a fractured leg, complained of no updates from the airlines company as of 10:16AM.
Yet another passenger tweeted out at 9:36AM that his fully boarded flight has been stuck for over 3 hours with no updates.
The attack happened just days after a SpiceJet flight was stopped at Delhi Airport for non-payment to the Airports Authority of India. A year ago, SpiceJet was assigned 'cash-and-carry' status by AAI - which means that the airline company will have to pay on a per flight basis instantly to avail parking and landing facilities at airports.