Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, the flag carrier of Hong Kong suffered a major Data Security breach. This Data Security Event is the worst damaging cyber attack ever to hit an airline. The theft compromised highly sensitive information of 9.4 million customers. Out of this total number 3, 80,000 passenger’s financial details were stolen.
Information stolen varies from passenger to passenger.
There is no information regarding the financial compensation for the passengers affected by the data leak.
Cathay Pacific data breach revealed that the suspicious activity on its network was detected in March 2018. Investigations were conducted in early May that confirmed the personal data of certain passengers were accessed.
In a bid to gain user’s eroding confidence in the airlines’ cyber security, the airline claims:
The investigation on the matter is still in progress and those affected by the breach will be informed by an email sent from firstname.lastname@example.org email address. However this notification is restricted to registered users or members of the Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles. Users who are suspicious about their data can raise the concern with the airline.
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