Cyber-hacked: Hundreds of thousands of passengers’ information exposed


Between them Lutfhansa, Singapore Airlines and United with 27 members of giant institutions such as Star Alliance serving the alliance Sitareported that the attack took place on 24 February.

“ACTIVATED INSTANTLY”

The American company, which operates passenger processing systems such as ticket purchasing, check-in and baggage control for airlines, announced that it is “immediately taking action to communicate with customers affected and all relevant organizations:

“We know that the Covid-19 pandemic raises concerns about security threats and at the same time cybercriminals are becoming stronger and more active. It was a highly complex attack. We acted quickly and tried to respond to the attack. We continue to investigate the incident with the support of leading external experts in the cyber security field. . “

AIRLINES MOST AFFECTED BY DATA VIOLATION

However, Sita announced that the data breach directly affected passengers Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Finnair and Jeju Air. However, the airline said in an e-mail sent to its members last Friday, “Some of the data of our customers in these organizations, as well as the data of many other Star Alliance members, were affected.”

Star Alliance has a system that allows 27 countries to share data with each other in order to spread the benefits among each member airline.

On the other hand, in the e-mail sent to passengers from Air New Zealand, it was stated that the violation was related to frequent flyer data and was limited to “name – surname”, “level status” and “membership number”.

Passengers were told, “This data breach does not contain any member passwords, credit card information or other personal information such as travel plans, reservations, tickets, passport numbers, e-mail addresses or other contact information.”

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