HACKERS CRASH PLANES IN INDIAN CYBER-ATTACK

Tamara Kovacs for THE NEW YORK TIMES
Tuesday September 23

Further revelations about the cyberattack on India have come after a serious runway collision at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The Tamil hackers, currently residing in Germany, were able to take control of air traffic control systems and freeze the air traffic control software at the airport, causing a collision between two passenger jets on the runway.

Four passengers have been killed, and thirteen injured, in the collision. The airport is closed until further notice, and Indian officials have warned of delays as flights are diverted.

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