Major Air Traffic Control Center Near Washington Just Hacked?


Just yesterday, The New York Times reported that a “technical problem” in an air traffic control center in Leesburg, Virginia near Washington was responsible for 462 flight delays and 476 cancellations at airports all over the East Coast this weekend.

The Air Route Traffic Control Center is one of 22 in the country. According to Wikipedia, this particular center covers the Washington/Baltimore, New York, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas just to name a few. It handles some five million flights a year and is the third busiest air traffic control center in the U.S.

Throughout the story, NYT continually refers to the “problem.” Other outlets covering the story called it a “malfunction” or a “glitch.” The FAA’s official Facebook page referred to it as an “automation problem” to be more specific.

At the time of writing this, they are still “continuing to diagnose the cause” of the “problem.”

So… is it another hack?
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