4.5 million passengers hit in massive cyber-attack on Air India

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Air India’s passenger service system provider SITA faced a sophisticated cyberattack in February leading to leak of personal data of certain number of the national carrier’s flyers.

In a massive data breach on national carrier Air India, details of around 4.5 million passengers have been compromised including

personal data such as name, date of birth, contact information, passport information, ticket information and credit card data which was registered between August 11, 2011, and February 3, 2021 as per statement from Air India .

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Data of 4.5 million passengers , which includes Air India’s passengers across the world has been “affected” due to the cyberattack on SITA, the statement said.

The airline said it has taken following steps after the data security incident: Secured the compromised servers, engaged external specialists of data security incidents, notified and in talk with the credit card issuers and reset the passwords of Air India frequent flyer programme.

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