Hackers take pity on AirAsia over its ‘chaotic’ cybersecurity

Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2022 0

Around five million AirAsia passengers and employees’ data has been reportedly hacked n a ransomware attack.

The Daixin Team ransomware group stole personal data on Nov 11 and 12, 2022, which was first reported by DataBreaches.net.

Data compromised included full names, booking ID, and employee information with photos.

AirAsia has not confirmed the hack.

Daixin demanded a ransom to unlock it, although it seems to have taken pity on the company.

It won’t hack AirAsia again due to ‘the chaotic organization of the network and absence of any standards.’

Daixin said it chose not to lock up critical files related to flying equipment that could compromise safety.

It gained access to much more data but because of AirAsia’s chaotic data infrastructure, decided it was too time consuming.

“The internal network was configured without any rules and as a result worked very poorly. At the same time, the network protection was very, very weak,” the ransomware group told DataBreaches.

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