Hackers Make Off with Millions of Air India Frequent Flier Miles

Affected membership accounts have been suspended.

By Tara Seals

An orchestrated hacking campaign is targeting members of Air India’s frequent-flyer program, so far pilfering $23,745 worth of travel miles.

The Flying Returns program has more than 195,000 customer accounts. The Delhi Police said that the attack appears to have been aided by a company insider or travel agency staffer who knew the loopholes and vulnerabilities in the system. Those responsible created 20 separate email IDs to “divert the reward points earned by passengers,” according to Air India.

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Source: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/