Cathay Pacific Customer Details Hacked

Hackers steal personal details of 10 million Cathay Pacific customers.

If you are one of their customers, you may want to investigate this further.


‘watchdog’ indeed - maybe in need of some dentures …

Airline Cathay Pacific has been found to have not followed data protection principles in relation to the security of passengers’ personal data, Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog said in a report published on Thursday.

Last October Cathay said data on about 9.4 million of its passengers had been accessed without authorisation, adding that it had discovered suspicious activity on its network in March 2018 and that investigations in early May last year had confirmed that certain personal data had been accessed.

The breach compromised 860,000 passport numbers and about 245,000 Hong Kong identity card numbers, Cathay had reported.

Indeed …