AirAsia victim of possible cyberattack with data of 5 million people at risk

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Ongoing investigation is being held into the five million passenger and employee data leak at AirAsia revealed a hack on the company’s server infrastructure on November 12 as a result of unauthorised access.

It is evident where the hacker collective Daixin Team compromised the personal data of passengers and employees of the low-cost airline, was taken seriously by the ministry.

The investigation team from the ministry comprising the Personal Data Protection Department and CyberSecurity Malaysia has started its probe by having discussions with Capital A Bhd, the company that runs AirAsia on Dec 1.

“Following the discussion, Capital A has been instructed to submit evidentiary documents along with computerised data evidence related to the investigation of this case, “ Mr Fahmi, Communications and Digital Minister said in a statement on Saturday.

Following the conversation with Capital A, the business was instructed to provide relevant paperwork and incident proof to aid the investigation.

Also, more investigations are still being conducted to determine the origin of the attack and the effects brought on by the incident.

To safeguard the security of their databases and digital infrastructure, the minister has asked all data users to maintain a constant state of alertness and occasionally strengthen cybersecurity.

It is reported last month that a low-cost airline had allegedly been breached by the cybercrime organisation Daixin, causing the personal information of its clients and staff to be made public.

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