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MAHB still thinks malicious actor responsible for network failure at KLIA


MAHB (Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd) has opined that it's not overlooking a possibility of some entity with malicious intent being behind KLIA's (Kuala Lumpur International Airport's) recent network outage. Nevertheless according to a reassurance from Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin chief executive officer of KLIA, the security at the airport continues to be intact. He stated that the airport's group would request the authorities for conducting one complete investigation into the incident.


This was in spite of what National Cyber Security Agency said the day before about no cyber attack being spotted as responsible for the disruption rather it happened with failure of network equipment.


Security at KLIA, according to Raja Azmi, solely worked with the cooperation of the police and the Department of Immigration. He says while the group has provided complete help for the airlines over the time-period, the airlines too provided equal help, understanding and cooperation to the group. He therefore wishes to yet again show the group's sincere gratitude towards the stakeholders of the group's agency and airline who joined forces for giving the most appropriate solutions to fall back on, Raja Azmi adds. www.malaymail.com posted this dated August 26, 2019.


From June 1998 the time of KLIA's opening the foremost important complaint has been the technical snag in discussion. Before this, operational disruptions had been because of power failure way back during September 2003 that resulted in total blackout along with flight delays six times.


With commencement of the systems' failure August 21, the airport's key functions were affected namely WiFi connection, systems for display of flight information, counters for checking-in, and system handling the baggage. Consequently, there was delay in numerous flights, with a lot of passengers disappointed.


A committee by the Transport Ministry is set to figure out the cause of the outage which lasted 4 days at the KLIA, said Anthony Loke the Transport Minister. According to him, the 6 member committee has been formed to establish the reason for the crash down of the TAMS (Total Airport Management System) that led to flight delays and long queues inside Malaysia's chief air hub.


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