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Akasa Air confirms the company was breached


Akasa Air, an Indian low-cost airline, issued an apology over a data breach. The company says names, gender, email addresses, and phone numbers may have been accessed.

The company announced a configuration error on Akasa Air’s login and sign-up service may have allowed external actors to view user information.

“As a result of this configuration error, some Akasa Air registered user information limited to names, gender, email addresses, and phone numbers may have been viewed by unauthorized individuals,” the company said in a statement.

The airline claims that no payment or travel-related information was compromised. According to the statement, CERT-In was informed about the issue, and affected users received a notification about the breach.

Akasa Air claims that researchers and journalists brought up the breach, and no intentional hacking attempts were registered. The configuration error was fixed to prevent further access to personal user information.

“While extensive protocols are in place to prevent incidents of such nature, we have undertaken additional measures to ensure that the security of all our systems is even further enhanced,” Anand Srinivasan, Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer at Akasa Air said.

Akasa Air just started operations, launching the company’s first flight earlier this month.


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