Sabotage? MAHB lodges report over airport disruption

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  • Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019

SEPANG (Bernama): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has lodged a police report over the recent disruption of its computer systems at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

KLIA District Police chief ACP Zulkifli Adamsah confirmed having received the report, which was lodged by Malaysia Airports Information Technology Division senior manager on Tuesday (Aug 27).

He said an investigation would be carried out under Section 427 of the Penal Code for mischief, which can be punished with imprisonment not less than one year and not more than five years, or a fine, or both, upon conviction.

Zulkifli, however, said no evidence was submitted along with the police report.

Malaysia Airports Group CEO Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin had in a statement on Monday (Aug 26) said they were not ruling out the possibility that the recent network failure at the airport was caused by an act of malicious intent.

Last Friday, the airport operator also said that it had identified network failure as the cause of the disruption of the systems at the KLIA, causing flight delays, long queues and frustrated travellers, and had taken steps to replace the network equipment.

The systems disruption affected key functions such as the WiFi connection, flight information display system, check-in counters and the baggage handling system. – Bernama

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