KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Malindo Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s Lion Group, said on Wednesday (Sep 18) it was investigating a data breach involving the personal details of its passengers. Malindo Air’s statement followed a report by Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab that the details of around 30 million passengers of Malindo and fellow Lion Group subsidiary Thai Lion Air were posted in online forums. ALERT: Due to an on-going data breach investigation, we would advise Malindo Miles members to change their passwords. We will continue to provide further updates as we conclude our investigation. For full press statement, please click on link here – https://t.co/pHdUvy3mXZ . pic.twitter.com/HA975hFc4O — Malindo Air (@malindoair) September 18, 2019 The report said the leaked information included passengers’ passport details, addresses and phone numbers. Lion Group and Thai Lion Air could not immediately be reached for comment. READ: More than 770 million email addresses found in ‘largest’ data breach Malindo Air said it was notifying authorities internationally about the incident and advised customers with online frequent flyer accounts to change their passwords. It declined to provide more detail on its investigation, including how many customers were affected, but said it did not store any customer payment details on… Read full this story
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