Cathay Pacific Airline Announces Data Breach Affecting 9.4 million Passengers

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  1. The Cathay Pacific airline suffers a data breach exposing personal data 9.4 million passengers.
  2. The exposed data includes passenger name, nationality, date of birth, phone number, email, address, passport number, identity card number, frequent flyer programme membership number, customer service remarks and historical travel information.
  3. 403 expired credit card numbers and 27 credit card numbers with no CVV were also accessed in the breach.
  4. The company said they have started notifying the affected passenger directly.

The Cathay Pacific airline has announced a data breach exposing personal data 9.4 million passengers.

“As part of our ongoing IT security processes, we have discovered unauthorised access to some of our passenger data. Upon discovery, we took immediate action to contain the event, and further strengthen our IT security measures.”

The company detected a suspicious activity on their system on March and conducted an investigation. In the investigation, it was discovered the attackers were able to access personal data of 9.4 million passengers.

The data which were accessed by the attacker are passenger name, nationality, date of birth, phone number, email, address, passport number, identity card number, frequent flyer programme membership number, customer service remarks and historical travel information.

In addition to that, the attacker were also able to access 403 expired credit card numbers and 27 credit card numbers with no CVV.

Passwords were not compromised in the breach and no passenger travel or loyalty profile was accessed in full.

The company said they did not find any evidence of passenger information were misused and has started to notify every passenger who were affected by the breach.

Cathay Pacific will contact the affected passenger directly and explain what all the personal data of passenger were accessed.

The passenger can also check whether your details were accessed in the breach by the visiting this link and register an enquiry.

Customers are advised to check your bank accounts were any suspicious activity and if found contact your bank.

“We are very sorry for any concern that this may cause you. We have no evidence that any personal information has been misused. However, in an abundance of caution, we have taken the decision to notify everyone we believe may have been affected.” said in the advisory published by Cathay Pacific.

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