Faaez Samadi
Oct 25, 2018

Cathay Pacific announces huge data breach

Personal information, including passport and credit card numbers, hacked from around 9.4 million passengers, airline confirms.

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific, one of the world's most renowned Asian airlines, has reported a serious data breach that saw the personal information of millions of customers accessed without authorisation.

The carrier confirmed the breach in a statement, saying “the passenger data of approximately 9.4 million people has been accessed” without authorisation and that it had contacted local police.

The types of personal data accessed by the intruders was extremely wide-ranging,...

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