CLEVELAND — UPDATE | Monday, April 29, 2019: The screens are now back online. See the latest HERE.
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One week after the boarding screens at Cleveland Hopkins Airport went dark, the screens remain off.
Last Sunday, malware was discovered on several Cleveland Hopkins Airport computing systems, impacting the flight information displays, baggage information displays and email systems.
Sources told WKYC's Tom Meyer that the glitch was a result of a deliberate hack, and that the FBI is currently involved in investigating the case. However, Cleveland City Hall released a statement Friday denying any hack occurred, while at the same time confirming harmful malware was discovered in the system. The city has also reiterated that the glitch has not impacted airport security or operations.
Airport payroll was forced to move its operations to Cleveland City Hall to rebuild its system so that nearly 400 airport employees can be paid on time.