Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific has reported a data breach affecting information from 9.4 million passengers.
The airline says the security issue is also affecting customers from subsidiary Cathay Dragon (formerly Dragonair).
Cathay says 860,000 passport numbers and around 245,000 Hong Kong identity card numbers were accessed. It has set up a Twitter account to inform and help its customers.
We have discovered unauthorised access to some of our passenger data. For Data Security Event support, please DM @cxinfosec for assistance.
— Cathay Pacific (@cathaypacific) October 24, 2018
This breach has no affect on flight operations and -safety, the airline confirms.
Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.