Malaysian airline Malindo Air confirms massive data breach

September 18, 2019 — Malindo Air, the Malaysian subsidiary of Lion Air, today confirmed that it recently suffered a major breach of customer records after hackers gained access to an Amazon Web Services cloud database that stored such details. Exactly a week ago, a security researcher posted a series of updates on Twitter, stating that an unnamed hacker had dumped two massive databases on the Dark Web that contained huge troves of customer and flight information belonging to Lion Air.

Organisations must change the current equation of “breach = fraud” by changing how they think about online identity verification. All data must be protected, but more importantly, it needs to be rendered valueless to cybercriminals, even if they get a full consumer profile with name, address, email, and passport numbers.
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