Security News

Oddly specific 'cyber attack' hits Alaskan airline RavnAir and one plane type
2020-01-02 19:05

A small Alaskan airline has suffered a curiously specific "Cyber attack" that mostly affected its De Havilland Dash 8 airliners. RavnAir Group declared on 21 December that it had "Experienced a malicious cyber attack on our company's IT network" the day before, causing it to cancel all of its flights operated with Dash 8s on its RavnAir Alaska airline.

Cyber Attack Forces Airline to Cancel Flights in Alaska
2019-12-23 08:52

RavnAir canceled at least a half-dozen flights in Alaska on Saturday — at the peak of holiday travel — following what the company described as “a malicious cyber attack” on its computer network....

Former Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Hacking British Airline Jet2
2019-12-20 12:40

A former contractor of British low-cost airline Jet2 has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for a cyberattack that shut down the airline’s systems for over 12 hours, the UK’s National Crime...

Lion Air Data Leak Came From Contractor's Ex-Staff, Airline Says
2019-09-24 11:54

A massive data breach at Indonesian airline Lion Air that affected millions of customers stolen was the fault of staff at a contractor, the airline's Malaysia subsidiary said Monday. read more

Airlines That Manage Booking Systems Themselves Expose Customer Data
2019-08-26 11:17

Some of the airlines that manage booking systems themselves have failed to implement important protection mechanisms, exposing their customers’ personal information, a researcher has warned. read more

Security Flaw Exposed Valid Airline Boarding Passes
2019-07-16 10:03

Amadeus Patches Check-In Software Used by Hundreds of AirlinesA vulnerability in global airline check-in software used by 500 airlines could have been exploited to download other individuals'...

Amadeus! Amadeus! Pwn me Amadeus! Airline check-in bug may have exposed all y'all boarding passes to spies
2019-07-16 10:00

Patched IDOR hole would have been child's play to exploit A now-patched vulnerability in the Amadeus flight reservation system – used by airlines around the planet – could, or may, have been...

NSA foreign spying, biotech snooping, Hamas hackers bombed, airline cams, and much more from infosec land
2019-05-07 06:20

Quick-fire summary of the past few days of news Roundup Welcome back, Brits, from your three-day Bank Holiday week. Allow us to catch you up on recent infosec comings and goings.…

Buffer overflow flaw in British Airways in-flight entertainment systems will affect other airlines, but why try it in the air?
2019-03-08 10:20

Researcher's stumbling on bug was risky to say the least A cybersecurity professor has insisted he was not hunting for a vulnerability when he found a denial-of-service bug on an in-flight...

Flaw in Multiple Airline Systems Exposes Passenger Data
2019-02-07 15:43

Up to eight airlines do not encrypt e-ticketing booking systems - leaving personal customer data open for the taking.