Cathay Pacific Admits Cyber-Attack Lasted Months

Cathay Pacific Admits Cyber-Attack Lasted Months

Questions have been raised about Cathay Pacific’s incident response after new details emerged about the world’s biggest airline data breach.

The Hong Kong carrier had originally claimed last month that it “discovered unauthorized access” to data on 9.4 million passengers and “took immediate action to investigate and contain the event.” Reports at the time suggested that the firm first found evidence of the activity in March and confirmed data had been accessed two months later.

That would have been bad enough, but in a new filing to the Hong Kong legislature (LegCo) this week the airline admitted that after discovering the initial suspicious activity it “was subject to further attacks which were at their most intense in March, April and May but continued thereafter.”

By Phil Muncaster

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