Cyber Attack on Air India: Credit Card, Passport info stolen
Data of 45 Lakh users have been compromised
New Delhi: Air India has been hit by major cyber attack in which data of 45 lakh users personal details including credit card information, passport details, address, DOB have been stolen. The list of affected Airlines includes Malaysia Airlines, Finnair, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific.
In a communication of affected users, Air India said that data breach involved personal data registered between August 26, 2011 and February 20, 2021.
“Missive Air India data breach , involved personal data registered between August 26, 2011 and February 3, 2021; with details include name, DOB, Contact info, ticket info, Star Alliance and Air India frequently flyer data (no password data affected) and credit cards data” the National carrier said in a statement.
Air India said that details of about 45 lakh passengers were leaked in the cyber attack.
‘The incident affected around 4,500,000 data subjects in the world. In respect of credit cards data, CVV/CVC numbers are not held by our data processor. Further, our data processor has ensured that no abnormal activity was observed after securing the compromised servers” the statement said.
The Airline added that immediate security measures were taken as soon as the data breach came was reported. It has also advised passengers to changer their passwords and other necessary details to avoid any further loss.