1.) Chinese intelligence-backed hacking group APT41 has given a hint that its hackers were behind the cyberattacks launched on Air India and SITA-the IT and Telecom solutions provider to the air travel industry.
In both incidents, vital data belonging to passengers was accessed and stolen by hackers last month. And the stolen information includes ticket sales-related data, passport info of some passengers, contact data, date of birth, names, and hotel lodging details of frequent flyers.
And the list of companies hit by APT41 aka Wicked Panda, Wicked Spider, Winnti, and Barium includes large carriers like Finnair, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, Lufthansa, Malaysian Air, Air New Zealand, Cathy Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and such.