A nationwide computer outage affected US airports Monday night


“During the technology disruption, CBP had access to national security-related databases and all travelers were screened according to security standards,” spokesman Daniel Hetlage of US Customs and Border Protection said. “At this time, there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature,” he added. Many passengers even not had any idea of what was going on. Travelers reported being stuck in long lines at both Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, as example. An official for MIA said passengers on more than 30 international flights that arrived after 6 p.m. were affected by the outage. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to Customs to treat travelers complaining of heat, fatigue and exhaustion. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents were forced to process travelers by hand when the computers went down.


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