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Cathay Pacific’s Data Breach Scrutinized by 27 Regulators in 15 Jurisdictions

Cathay Pacific Airways said on Wednesday it is working with 27 regulators in 15 jurisdictions to investigate a data breach that affected millions of passengers, as Hong Kong lawmakers grilled executives over how it handled the incident. The executives did …

Threat of Cyber Attack Keeps One UK Energy Executive Awake at Night

Imagining the fallout from a successful computer hack is keeping one British energy executive awake at night. “An attack could be enough to destroy a business if it’s not handled properly,” Michael Lewis, chief executive officer of EON SE’s U.K. …

Biggest Airline Data Breach Lasted for Months, Confirms Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., which is under fire for the world’s biggest airline data breach, said the sophisticated attacks lasted months as it took steps to shield its exposed computer network. The attacks were most intense March through May and …

World’s Biggest Airline Data Breach at Cathay Pacific Probed by Hong Kong Watchdog

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog is investigating Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. after the carrier last month disclosed the world’s biggest airline data breach that exposed personal information of 9.4 million customers. The compliance probe will examine security measures taken by Cathay …

British Airways’ Data Breach Was More Extensive than Original Estimates

International Airlines Group said an investigation into the theft of customers’ data at its British Airways subsidiary showed hackers may have stolen the personal information of a further 185,000 customers. British Airways apologized in September after the credit card details …

Cathay Pacific Cyber Attack Is World’s Biggest Airline Data Breach

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said a hacker accessed personal information of 9.4 million customers, becoming the target of the world’s biggest airline data breach. The airline’s shares sank the most in almost two years, shaving $201 million off its market …

AXA Mexico Confirms Client Information, Resources Are Safe After Cyber Attack

AXA Mexico said the information and resources of its customers are safe and have not been affected by a cyber attack, which it discovered on Oct. 22. In a statement, AXA Mexico said that it had “identified anomalies in its …

AXA Cyber Attack Prompts Mexico Central Bank to Issue Security Alert

Mexico’s central bank said on Tuesday it had raised the security alert level in its payment system after a non-banking financial user reported “inconsistencies” in the cash payment matching system. Insurer AXA said in a separate statement it suffered a …

Hackers with Russian Ties Hit 3 E. European Companies: Cyber Security Firm

Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning destructive cyber attacks, a software security firm said on Wednesday. A report by researchers at Slovakia-based ESET did not attribute …

UK Cyber Security Center Blames Most Attacks on Hostile States

The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre blamed hostile foreign states for the majority of the 1,167 attacks it has handled in the two years it’s been running, equivalent to 10 assaults a week. In the organization’s second annual report, published …