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Lion Air investigates hack that exposed personal data

The Columbian
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PT Lion Mentari Airlines, Indonesia’s biggest private carrier, is investigating a breach that led to personal data of passengers on its Malaysian and Thai units being leaked online.

Malindo Airways’s passenger information, hosted on cloud-based services, may have been compromised, the carrier said in a statement. Malindo is working with its data service provider Amazon Web Services Inc. and e-commerce partner GoQuo to look into the breach.

Airlines have been hit by several high-profile data breaches in recent years, with hundreds of thousands of British Airways and Delta Air Lines Inc. customers having their information hacked since 2018. In October, Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. disclosed that hackers accessed personal information on 9.4 million customers, then the world’s biggest airline data breach.

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