Cathay Pacific data breach exposes PII of 9.4 million customers

Cathay Pacific airline reported a data breach today that affected 9.4 million customers exposing a large range of personally identifiable information and a limited amount of credit card data.

Airline officials said in a statement that the breach was revealed during a security review when unauthorized access was discovered in the system containing passenger data. The company said it does not believe the compromised information has been misused and that this computer network is not connected to flight operations.

Several industry experts also believe Cathay Pacific may face significant repercussions from EU GDPR regulators as it took longer than is required to report the incident.

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