FBI: Ransomware behind Cleveland airport screen woes

May 3, 2019

CLEVELAND — Authorities say technical problems at Cleveland’s main airport that plagued flight and baggage claim information screens all last week was related to a ransomware attack.

The FBI said Monday that ransomware was found on the network, but the city did not consider making any payments.

City leaders last week denied that the computer systems were accessed by unauthorized personnel and that no ransom demands were involved.

It also said the problem causing the information screens at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to go blank didn’t affect the airport’s security and operations systems.