Public Wi-Fi Still Down at Atlanta Airport Due to Cyber Attack

“Public Wi-Fi has been disabled out of an abundance of caution” at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area since a ransomware cyber attack on the servers of the city of Atlanta occurred on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at approximately 1:00 in the afternoon, according to this official press release.

Public Wi-Fi Still Down at Atlanta Airport Due to Cyber Attack

“The safety and security of our employees and customers remains our top priority. We are working around the clock to work through this ransomware cyberattack and we ask for your patience as we implement business continuity measures,” said Keisha Lance Bottoms, who is the current mayor of the city of Atlanta. “At this time, there is no evidence to show that customer or employee data has been compromised. However, customers and employees are encouraged to take precautionary measures to monitor and protect their personal information. In the coming days, the City will offer employees additional resources if needed.”

The official Internet web site of the airport has the following message displayed:

ATTENTION:

We are currently experiencing internet difficulties. ATL’s WiFi system, along with Security wait times and flight information are impacted. Please check directly with your airline for information.

The loss of public Wi-Fi service means that passengers at the airport generally cannot access the Internet at this time. No official word has been given as to when the public Wi-Fi service will be restored.

Summary

Thankfully, no other operations or services at the international airport have been affected or impacted by the ransomware cyber attack…

…but if you have plans to travel as a passenger via airplane to or from Atlanta, be aware that you will have to deal with the inconvenience of not being able to access the Internet until further notice unless you pay for private services — or are able to access the Wi-Fi services of restaurants or lounges located within the airport.

The Delta Sky Club at Concourse B is one of the places at the international airport in Atlanta where you should still be able to access Wi-Fi while the public service remains disabled. Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

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