Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says that US Customs and Border Protection is currently experiencing a nationwide computer outage that they are currently working to diagnose.
Last week, a major power outage blacked out London and southern UK. Now, it’s the US Customs and Border Protection that is currently experiencing a nationwide computer outage, stranding thousands of travelers across the US.
And the latest outage could take hours to solve!
Now, look at these insane lines at Dulles International Airport:
Nationwide outage of US CBP computer systems. Easily 5,000+ passengers in line at Dulles. pic.twitter.com/JGJD95sfFx
— Rebekah Tromble (@RebekahKTromble) August 16, 2019
It’s unclear how long this outage could last.
Dulles immigration line…immovable object pic.twitter.com/YPoaYLVcRG
— Christina P. Hoke (@Pt135Portnoy) August 16, 2019
Some travelers have tweeted that it could take at least eights hours.
— Mike Donkle (@meatfrockgirl) August 16, 2019
Others, more optimistic, are tweeting that an announcement came over the speaker at Dulles International Airport stating “computers are slowly coming online.”
I am just asking: Was this another hacker attack?