Amazon Web Services (AWS) Singapore says all servers containing data of Malindo Air customers are secured “with no further vulnerabilities”, and no payment details leaked. This confirmation follows a reported security breach that compromised personal data of 21 million passengers including that of Malindo’s sister company, Lion Air. Forensic and data consultants also had been appointed to assess the overall data security infrastructure, focusing on passenger data protection across all platforms, said Malindo Air in a statement Thursday. In addition, it said remedial measures involving the notification of financial institutions, the police, and other relevant authorities had been established. Key takeaways from Singapore healthcare data breach No system is infallible and cybersecurity breaches are inevitable, but Singapore needs to do better in mitigating the risks and following through on its pledge to safeguard citizen data. Read More The airline reminded customers to be mindful of suspicious or unsolicited calls as well as email messages asking for verification of their personal data. The Malaysian carrier’s announcement followed a previous statement confirming that data of its customers that were hosted on AWS’ cloud platform might have been compromised. The cloud vendor, alongside Malindo Air’s e-commerce vendor GoQuo, had begun investigating the breach. Malindo Air said it had put in place “adequate measures” that complied with Malaysia’s Personal Data Protection Act to ensure its customer data were not compromised. The airline added that it did not store any payment details of on its servers and were compliant with the Payment Card Industry… [Read full story]
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