Airbus Suffers Data Breach: 3,000 Suppliers Leaked

Airbus Suffers Data Breach: 3,000 Suppliers Leaked
Photo Credit: Harrison Rowe/AviationSource

It has emerged that Airbus has suffered a data breach through the customer account of Turkish Airlines, giving access to information on 3,000 of the manufacturer’s suppliers.

Gone by the alias USDoD, the information contains data on 3,000 suppliers, and it was identified through a compromised account belonging to the Turkish carrier.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Airbus Suffers Data Breach: 3,000 Suppliers Leaked…

Airbus Suffers Data Breach: 3,000 Suppliers Leaked
Photo Credit: Harrison Rowe/AviationSource

As per Computer Weekly, a spokesperson for the manufacturer said the following on the data breach:

“Airbus has launched an investigation into a cyber event during which an IT account associated with an Airbus customer has been attacked.”

“This account was used to download business documents dedicated to this customer from an Airbus web portal.”

“Immediate remedial and follow-up measures were taken by our security teams to prevent our systems from being compromised”.

“As a major high-tech and industrial player, Airbus is also a target for malicious actors.”

“Airbus takes cyber security seriously and continuously monitors activities on its IT systems, has solid protection tools, skilled cyber experts and associated processes to protect the company by taking immediate and appropriate measures as and when needed.”

It is unclear how this will play out for the European planemaker, especially in the context of data protection and the governing bodies that will surround this investigation.

Such sensitive data could get into the wrong hands and prompt further attacks, or potentially competitors could get a hold of that info.

This is a developing story. More to follow as updates come through.

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