Malinda Air locks down publicly exposed servers

Indonesian budget airline Malindo Air reported on September 19 it had locked down the formerly publicly exposed servers that had compromised passenger data.

The airline had confirmed just one day prior that passenger
data had been compromised and that it was working with Amazon Web Services and
its e-commerce partner GoQuo to investigate the problem. The company learned of
the breach last week stating it happened through an unnamed third-party vendor.

“In light of the recent data leak from a third party vendor,
Malindo Air’s cloud service provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Singapore has
confirmed that all Malindo Air’s servers are fully secured with no further
vulnerabilities. Confirmation has also been given to verify that no payment
details have been compromised,” Malindo
said in a statement.

South China Post
reported that the data from millions of Malinda’s
passengers were involved, but the company did not release any figures.

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