Akasa Air suffers mega data breach, passengers details leaked

By Shgun S -- August 28, 2022 5:56 pm -- Updated:August 28, 2022 5:56 pm

Akasa Air's data breach: Akasa Air experienced a massive data breach affecting the personal data of its passengers, the Indian domestic airliner informed the team of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) on Sunday.

Akasa Air stated that it notified the CERT-In that passenger information such as name, gender, phone number, and email address had been leaked.

"This is to inform you that a temporary technical configuration error related to our login and sign-up service was reported on Thursday, August 25, 2022," Akasa Air stated.

It did, however, state that no confidential information about the passengers, such as travel records or payment information, was disclosed as a result of the data breach.

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After the report by the airline itself, the security agency is likely to conduct a thorough investigation to delve into the depths of the incident.

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In addition, the airline apologised to customers for the data breach. The airline reported a brief technical configuration fault relating to its login and sign-up service on August 25 in a communication posted on its website.

Akasa Air opens ticket sales, first flight to take off on August 7

"As a result, some Akasa Air registered user information limited to names, gender, e-mail addresses and phone numbers may have been viewed by unauthorised individuals."

Akasa Air further added the system security and protection of customer information is paramount and said,

"We sincerely apologise to you for any inconvenience caused as a result of this."

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-PTC News

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