Passenger data of 4.5 million of Air India stolen

-A Monitor Desk Report Date: 23 May, 2021 | 600 Views

Mumbai - Hackers have stolen data, which includes names, credit card numbers, and passport information of around 4.5 million Air India passengers around the world, said the Airline in a statement released late on May 22.

The state-owned Airline said it was "securing the compromised servers" and using "external specialists" on data security as well as working with credit card companies.

"We deeply regret the inconvenience caused and appreciate the continued support and trust of our passengers," the airline said.

A number of airlines have been hit by data breaches in recent years. British Airways was fined US$28 million last year by a British watchdog after details of 400,000 passengers were lost in a 2018 cyber attack.

Cathay Pacific was fined US$700,000 after details of more than nine million clients were lost in 2018.

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