Air India data leak: major threat to cybersecurity

According to the report of gadgets now bureau, a major cybersecurity threat two the flyers of air India is seen after the leak of personal data of 45 lakh air India customers worldwide. The database of 10 years between 26 August 2011 and 3 February 2021 has been hacked by miscreants after confirmation coming from air India that the SITA PSS data processor which stores and processes personal information of passengers being hit by a cyberattack. Personal Data along with passport information, ticket information, credit and debit card numbers has been leaked.

One good thing not to worry is that the CVV number or CVC number was not stored in the data processor hence the cyberattackers could not get the axis of the cards. As a precautionary measure the customers of air India are requested to change the account passwords in pins including that of internet banking and credit and debit bills to stop any unwanted transactions by the miscreants. Moreover, you can protect yourself from search type of phishing attacks or data breach by not clicking on random links to receive any sms or email or entertaining any unknown WhatsApp message or mails. After the incident air india said that The new customers are safe, and they are“engaging external specialists of data security incidents.

Source: TOI



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