Hackers hit Virgin America website as ticket sales start

Friday, 20 July 2007, 11:13 AM EST

Virgin America began selling airline tickets Thursday but found sales slowed by an apparent hacker attack on its website, the company said. Spokesman Gareth Edmondson Jones said the airline was trying to fix the problem and identify the culprits.

The airline's inaugural flights are scheduled to take off Aug. 8 from Los Angeles International Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and arrive at roughly the same time in San Francisco, which will serve as Virgin America's hub.

At the LA Times.

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