It has been reported that the personal information of Akasa Airlines passengers, including details such as name, gender, email address and phone number, was leaked to an “unauthorized individual.” His newly launched Akasa Air just entered commercial operation on August 7th.
business standard The airline has reportedly sent an email to passengers who booked tickets through its website, informing them of the data breach. The publication also reports that his Akasa self-reported the breach to India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the lead agency under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology that deals with cybersecurity threats. increase.
“On August 25, 2022, we reported a temporary technical configuration error related to our login and sign-up services. Some Akasa Air registered user information may have been viewed by unauthorized individuals.In addition to the details above, verify that no travel-related information, travel records, or payment information has been compromised. We can,” said an email from Akasa Air shared by a Twitter user.
The company said it stopped the “unauthorized access” by completely shutting down the elements of the system involved in the breach. It added that it has resumed login and signup services after adding additional controls to address the situation.Akasa is also conducting additional reviews to harden its systems against such attacks in the future. added.
looks like some kind of pax data breach @AkathaeaI’m glad to see them proactively letting us know. #paxex #Acathaea
was another friend #AvGeeks I also get this email last night from the inauguration @Vinamuralongani @ShivamVahia @brown point @gotravelyourway @thetrickytrade pic.twitter.com/ZRJrvgdTpE
— AJ (@On the Road AJ) August 28, 2022
“As your information may have been accessed as a result of this incident, we urge you to be aware of this situation and to be vigilant against phishing attempts,” the airline added in an email to passengers. and highlighted the potential risk of phishing attacks using data exposed in the breach.
Billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, one of Akasa Air’s major investors, passed away on August 14th.