Cathay Pacific Data Breach Impacts 9.4M Airline Passengers

By Dave Simpson (October 25, 2018, 8:50 PM EDT) -- Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said it has discovered that the passenger data of 9.4 million people was accessed without authorization, along with more than 400 expired credit card numbers and 27 unexpired credit card numbers.

The Hong Kong-based airline said in a statement Wednesday that there is no evidence that any personal data has been misused and that the breach is separate from flight operations systems, so all flights are safe.

"We are very sorry for any concern this data security event may cause our passengers," Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said in a release. "We acted immediately to...

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