Boeing's Jeppesen Unit Sees Potential Ransomware Attack, Causes Flight Planning Disruptions

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  • Boeing Co's BA unit Jeppesen was impacted by a cyber incident affecting access to its flight planning software.
  • Jeppesen, a U.S.-based firm, provides analytical services to air carriers.
  • "Our subsidiary, Jeppesen, experienced a cyber incident affecting certain flight planning products and services," Boeing spokesman Yukui Wang said in an email
  • "There have been some flight planning disruptions, but at this time, we have no reason to believe that this incident poses a threat to aircraft or flight safety."
  • Related: Boeing Forecasts Upto $5B Free Cash Flow In 2023, $10B By Mid Decade, Shares Pop.
  • A red banner at the top of Jeppesen's website said the company was experiencing technical issues with some of its products, services, and communication channels.
  • Jeppesen said that the receipt and processing of notices to air missions, which inform pilots and airlines about potential hazards during flights, have also been affected. 
  • "We are in communication with customers and regulatory authorities and working to restore full service as soon as possible," Boeing's Wang said. 
  • Price Action: BA shares are up 0.75% at $157.93 during the premarket session on the last check Friday.
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