COLONIE, N.Y. - Officials say an upstate New York airport and its computer management provider were attacked by ransomware over the Christmas holiday.
Albany County Airport Authority officials announced Thursday that the attack came to light after Schenectady-based LogicalNet reported its management services network had been breached. The virus spread to the airport authority's servers and backup servers, encrypting files.
Officials say no personal or financial traveler data was accessed in the attack discovered Christmas Day. The authority's insurance carrier authorized payment of the ransom. Officials said the ransom was under six figures.
Airport officials say the contract with LogicalNet has been terminated. The company didn't respond to a request for comment.