Fears of a campaign of cyber attacks on leading airlines have grown after a “systems issue” delayed dozens of United Airlines flights worldwide. A spokesman for United told The Independent: “We are aware of an issue with our systems that is resulting in flight delays. We are working to resolve the issue and get customers to their destinations as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience.” United is the world’s third-biggest airline, after Delta and American. More than 60 flights are known to have been delayed. The first flight from the UK was due out at 7.30am, to Washington DC, but passengers were told that the plane would be an hour late.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Independent