Cathay Pacific reports passenger data breach

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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).

We are in the process of contacting affected passengers, using multiple communications channels, and providing them with information on steps they can take to protect themselves. We have no evidence that any personal data has been misused.Cathay Pacific

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.

This breach has no affect on flight operations and -safety, the airline confirms.