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Attempted cyber hacking ‘hijack’ of El Al flight

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A potential disaster was averted when pilots of an El Al 787 Dreamliner successfully thwarted a cyberattack attempting to divert the aircraft off its course to Tel Aviv.

  • Quick-thinking pilots prevented a cyberattack from diverting an El Al flight from its destination.

  • Suspicious instructions were disobeyed, and communication methods were switched, averting a potential disaster.

  • The incident underscores the importance of pilots being trained to handle communication interruptions professionally.

Reports emerged over the weekend detailing a cyberattack on an El Al airliner operating a flight between Bangkok, Thailand, and Tel Aviv, Israel. The cyber terrorists aimed to divert the aircraft but were stopped in their tracks by vigilant pilots, ensuring the safe landing of the aircraft in Tel Aviv.

Textbook Response

According to the Jerusalem Post, “hostile elements” attempted to seize control of an El Al flight’s communication network during its journey from Phuket International Airport in Thailand to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport.

This cyberattack was the second such incident within the past week.

During the attack, the flight crew received instructions deviating from their planned route.

However, the pilots, recognising the irregularity, defied the instructions and swiftly switched to alternative communication methods.

They cross-verified the information with other air traffic controllers, thus preventing the potential diversion of the flight.

Situation Averted

The incident could have had severe consequences, including endangering the aircraft or even leading to a kidnapping scenario. An El Al source highlighted that pilots had been briefed on how to handle such situations professionally, ensuring the safety of passengers and crew.

Flight tracking data confirms the departure and arrival times of the El Al flight, indicating that despite the delay in departure, the aircraft landed in Tel Aviv only slightly behind schedule.

El Al emphasized that the disruptions were not targeted specifically at their planes and reassured that this was not a security breach.

The airline commended the professionalism of its pilots, whose quick thinking and actions allowed the flight to proceed without deviation.

The incident underscores the growing threat of cyberattacks on aviation infrastructure and the critical role of well-trained pilots in mitigating such risks.

As technology continues to advance, airlines must remain vigilant and prioritize cybersecurity measures to ensure the safety and security of passengers and crew.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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Why are Americans moving abroad?

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Inflation and the rising cost of living in the United States is motivating Americans to consider moving to other countries.

Have you ever dreamed of working or retiring abroad?

Well, more and more Americans are discovering that their income can stretch much further in other countries, allowing them to save more, pay off debts, and even get ahead financially.

Kelli Maria Korduck a contributor with Business Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss why Americans are deciding that the only way to get ahead is to leave.

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Boston Dynamics’ electric marvel or robot contortionist?

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Boston Dynamics has recently unveiled its latest creation, the electric Atlas robot, boasting enhanced agility and strength.

However, with its uncanny ability to contort and rise from the ground with an almost eerie grace, one might wonder if we’re witnessing the birth of the world’s first robot contortionist.

As this technological marvel flaunts its capabilities, one can’t help but ponder if we’re on the brink of a future where household chores will be effortlessly handled by robots moving like a fusion of ballet dancers and horror movie monsters.

With its cadaver-like movements and illuminated head, it’s hard not to speculate whether Atlas is destined to revolutionise robotics or simply rehearsing for a techno-horror rendition of The Nutcracker. As Boston Dynamics continues to push the boundaries of robotics, the line between science fiction and reality becomes increasingly blurred.

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The Coffee confusion causing health concerns

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As the morning sun peeks through the curtains, many reach for that familiar brew, kickstarting their day with a comforting cup of coffee.

It’s a ritual ingrained in cultures worldwide, offering a jolt of energy to combat the grogginess of dawn.

But when is the optimal time for that caffeine fix? According to registered dietitian Anthony DiMarino, RD, LD, the answer isn’t crystal clear.

Some experts suggest delaying that first sip until mid-morning or later. However, DiMarino reassures coffee lovers that there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this dilemma.

Meanwhile, the science behind coffee production unveils fascinating insights into its instant variant. Whether produced through freeze-drying or spray-drying methods, instant coffee offers convenience without sacrificing flavor.

Yet, beyond convenience, recent studies delve deeper into coffee’s impact on our bodies. Research exploring the acute effects of decaffeinated versus caffeinated coffee reveals intriguing findings on reaction time, mood, and skeletal muscle strength.

Moreover, investigations into the gut microbiome shed light on coffee’s influence on liver cirrhosis patients. A study analyzing the duodenal microbiome in this population found correlations between coffee consumption and microbial richness and evenness.

So, as you sip your coffee and ponder the day ahead, consider not just the flavour in your cup but also the subtle impacts it may have on your body and mind.

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