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Cathay Pacific reports data hack hitting 9.4 million flyers

10/25/2018| 11:00:13 AM| 中文

The Hong Kong-based carrier discovered suspicious activity on its network in March and confirmed the unauthorized access to some personal data in May, it said late Wednesday.

Cathay Pacific Airways, Asia's biggest international carrier, said a hacker gained access to information on about 9.4 million passengers, the third major global airline to report a data breach this year. 

The Hong Kong-based carrier discovered suspicious activity on its network in March and confirmed the unauthorized access to some personal data in May, it said late Wednesday. There's no evidence any information has been misused and flight safety hasn't been compromised, it said.

The data breach at Cathay Pacific -- a partner of British Airways in the Oneworld airline alliance -- adds to the woes of Hogg, who has been attempting to turn around the fortunes of the marquee carrier after two straight annual losses.

Upon discovery, Cathay said it took immediate action to contain the event and started a “thorough” probe with the assistance of a cybersecurity firm and bolstered its network security.

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