Big shock to India! Air lines suffer massive data breach
Big shock to India! Air lines suffer massive data breach

Indian airlines suffer biggest cyberattack, the data of more than 45 lakh users of global airlines including Air India have been compromised. The data breach carries the information between August 2011 and February 2021. 

The data attacked over by hackers included personal data such as credit card details and passport information. Besides Air India, global airlines like Malaysia Airlines, Finnair, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, and Cathay Pacific’s data have also been stolen. Air India took to Twitter to inform its affected passengers. They informed about getting cybersecurity attack, its SITA PSS server, which is responsible for storing and processing personal information of fliers. The data breach involved personal data registered between August 26, 2011 and February 20, 2021. The concerning part fir India is that the data had all sensitive information such as name, date of birth, contact information, passport details, ticket information, Star Alliance and Air India frequent flyer data as well as credit card data were leaked. As for credit card details, CVV or CVC numbers were not stored in the affected server, Air India clarified.

The national carrier had further revealed that no unauthorized activity inside the PSS infrastructure was detected. Meanwhile it also urged the passengers to quickly change their passwords wherever applicable to ensure the safety of their personal data.

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