News Update: FAA Outage Caused by Contractor; Canada Experienced NOTAM Outage the Same Day

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Last night the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced new details on the cause of last week’s Notice to Air Mission (NOTAM) system outage that caused the delay or cancellation of more than 8,400 flights. The FAA’s initial reports pointed to a corrupt file as the cause of the outage. The FAA announced that a contractor “deleted files while working to correct synchronization between the live primary database and a backup database.” 

When asked if last night’s statement is a supplement to the previous admission that the outage was caused by a corrupted file or if the latest update is a replacement of the initial causation report, the FAA did not immediately respond. 

We’re looking to find out if the contractor deleted the corrupt file or if the contractor deleted several files in response to the outage caused by the corrupt file. When or if the FAA responds, Data Center Knowledge will let you know.  

Coordinated Cyberattack or Coincidence? 

Also of note, while the FAA

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