Cathay Pacific has admitted that personal data on up to 9.4 million passengers, including their passport numbers, has been accessed by unauthorised personnel in the latest security screw-up to hit the airline industry.
The following personal data was accessed: 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.
The discovery that some of its information systems had been compromised was made amid routine "ongoing IT security processes", the company said. It added that the flight operations systems were entirely separate and there was zero impact on flight safety.
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