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Greater digitisation 'could increase cybersecurity risk for aviation sector'

An announcement of the encryption of data on an electronic timetable display at Frankfurt's railway station. Cyber-attacks can range hacking aircraft navigation and control systems or airport ground systems to stealing data linked to credit cards or frequent-flyer programmes.


THE growing digitisation of the aviation sector may increase the risk of hacking opportunities, industry watchers say.

Risks include modernised air traffic control systems with increased "openness" to various networks and the Internet, inflight entertainment and wi-fi...

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