Air India breaches 4.5 million passengers
Air India recently suffered from a major airline data incident. In recent memory, The slotxo Times of India reported that Air India had breached about 4.5 million passengers whose data were registered at the system operator SITA during August. From 2011 to the end of February 2021, the password could not be obtained by attackers. But you can access your name, contact information. Frequent tickets and flight information (including Star Alliance)
Offenders can still gain access to credit card information, although the benefits of that information may be limited as CVV / CVC numbers are not included.The airline said it was first aware of the incident on February 25 (and issued a warning on March 19), but it learned the identity of the affected passengers on March 25 and May 4. The breach has been investigated and affected servers have been locked, including a password reset for the frequent flyer program.
It is not clear who is responsible for this violation. However, the damage was not limited to a single airline, STIA told BleepingComputer. It said in a statement that customers from several airlines were victims, including travelers flying with Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Jeju Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, SAS and Singapore Airlines, although the incident was not as large as the breach. Cathay Pacific in 2018 reached 9.4 million customers, but the repercussions could soon be global around the world.