Cathay Pacific limited suffered a major data breach that affected more than 9.4 million passengers personal data.
According to Cathay Pacific, the following data are details accessed by hackers such as passenger name, nationality, date of birth, phone number, email, address, passport number, identity card number, frequent flyer programme membership number, customer service remarks, and historical travel information.
Cathay Pacific detected the suspicious activity on their network in March this year and the Unauthorised access was confirmed in early May.
We have discovered unauthorised access to some of our passenger data. For Data Security Event support, please DM @cxinfosec for assistance.
— Cathay Pacific (@cathaypacific) October 24, 2018
Cathay Pacific – Financial Data
The company confirms that attackers accessed 403 expired credit card numbers and 27 credit card numbers with no CVV were accessed. No-one’s travel or loyalty profile was accessed in full, and no passwords were compromised.
“We have no evidence that any personal information has been misused. However, in an abundance of caution, we have taken the decision to notify everyone we believe may have been affected.” reads breach report.
Also, the company confirms there is no evidence of data misuse still date, but these exposed data can be used by attackers to launch targeted attacks.
Cathay Pacific Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Hong Kong, it’s a biggest international carrier and the main hub located at Hong Kong International Airport.
British Airways disclosed security breach last September, attackers stole personal and financial details of 380,000 customers who made the booking through the website ba.com and mobile app.