EasyJet admits data of nine million hacked

EasyJet admits data of nine million hacked

It said email addresses and travel details had been stolen and that 2,208 customers had also had their credit card details "accessed".The firm has informed the UK's Information Commissioner's Office while it investigates the breach.

Breach at Indian Airline Affects 1.2 Million Passengers

Breach at Indian Airline Affects 1.2 Million Passengers

Using a brute-force attack, the researcher busted into an unencrypted database backup file containing the private information of more than 1.2 million passengers who flew with SpiceJet last month.

Hidden Data On Boarding Passes Pose Personal Security Risk

Hidden Data On Boarding Passes Pose Personal Security Risk

They were also able to put all the pertinent information on the airline website and pulled up a full itinerary, along with the cost of travel and a frequent flyer number.

Pilots Watched Video Feed of Lavatory From Cockpit, Flight Attendant Says

Pilots Watched Video Feed of Lavatory From Cockpit, Flight Attendant Says

But on Saturday, the airline said it would “vigorously defend the lawsuit,” claiming that it had investigated the allegations at the time of the alleged incident, in February 2017, and had found no hidden camera.“We can confirm from our investigation that there was never a camera in the lavatory,” Southwest Airlines said in a statement.

Airline defends recording customers by CCTV onboard its planes

Airline defends recording customers by CCTV onboard its planes

Cathay Pacific has updated its privacy policy to say it will collect and process information such as “use of our inflight entertainment system and inflight connectivity” and “images captured via CCTV in our airport lounges and aircraft”.

Cathay Pacific: Our Seatback Screens Are Definitely Recording You

Cathay Pacific: Our Seatback Screens Are Definitely Recording You

According to a new report from Forbes, the Hong Kong flag carrier has amended its official personal data collection policy to allow the airline to compile a database with detailed information on passengers’ use of in-flight entertainment systems (IFE) – including, but not limited to, images recorded by seatback cameras, customers’ activities at airport terminals and even data obtained about membership activity in competing hotel and airline loyalty programs.

Mastercard will allow transgender customers to use their preferred names on debit and credit cards

Mastercard will allow transgender customers to use their preferred names on debit and credit cards

Mastercard MA, +0.93% has adopted a new policy aimed at reducing a major source of stress for transgender and non-binary consumers.

Largely unregulated, facial-recognition technology comes to airport gates

Largely unregulated, facial-recognition technology comes to airport gates

It says the scans help board international flights nine minutes faster, saving two seconds per passenger. But what happens to the people with faces computers can’t read when facial recognition is used all over the airport?

Yes, Americans can opt-out of airport facial recognition — here’s how

Yes, Americans can opt-out of airport facial recognition — here’s how

After all, it’s not Customs and Border Protection collecting your facial recognition data directly — it’s the airlines — and they pass it on to the government. If you’re a U.S. citizen, you can opt out by telling an officer or airline employee at the time of a facial recognition scan.

Skip the Surveillance By Opting Out of Face Recognition At Airports

Skip the Surveillance By Opting Out of Face Recognition At Airports

And if people are upset now, they will be furious to know this is just the beginning of the “biometric pathway” program: CBP and TSA want to use face recognition and other biometric data to track everyone from check-in, through security, into airport lounges, and onto flights (PDF).

Facial recognition creeps up on a JetBlue passenger and she hates it

Facial recognition creeps up on a JetBlue passenger and she hates it

I therefore well up with sympathy toward writer MacKenzie Fegan, who endured a troubling encounter last week with JetBlue's facial recognition technology , first introduced last year. JetBlue isn't the only airline that's already using facial recognition.

This Conversation Between A Passenger And An Airline Should Absolutely Terrify You

This Conversation Between A Passenger And An Airline Should Absolutely Terrify You

"Presumably these facial recognition scanners are matching my image to something in order to verify my identity," she wrote. The Department of Homeland Security in a report last week said that it wants to roll out facial recognition technology to be used on 97 percent of departing airport passengers by 2023.

Airplane seat cameras: US senators raise concerns

Airplane seat cameras: US senators raise concerns

'Standard feature' Concerns about seatback cameras have prompted a response from two US senators.Courtesy American Airlines American Airlines told CNN Travel in early March that cameras are "a standard feature," but not activated and that the carrier has no plans to use them.

In-flight displays could be watching you

In-flight displays could be watching you

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) asserts these fears are misplaced, however, with their CEO Joe Leader claiming that “the greatest risk to airline passenger privacy breaches come from their own smartphones, tablets, cameras, computers, and smart devices used in private settings.” Kamluk disagrees, arguing that “the true risk comes from potential unauthorized access to these devices from powerful malicious attackers.” Until a scandal breaks out we’re likely not going to know who’s right here.

Can airplane seat cameras spy on passengers?

Can airplane seat cameras spy on passengers?

"Some of our 777 aircraft have cameras that came pre-installed with the inflight entertainment hardware that we had purchased from the manufacturer (Panasonic)," a spokeperson for the Dubai-based airline told CNN Travel.

People are finding hidden cameras on some American Airlines and Singapore Airlines planes. Here's what that's about

People are finding hidden cameras on some American Airlines and Singapore Airlines planes. Here's what that's about

This week, one passenger aboard a Singapore Airlines flight noticed a camera built into his IFE screen. "Some of our newer IFE systems provided by the original equipment manufacturers do have a camera provisioned and embedded in the hardware," an airline spokesman told Business Insider.

People Are Worried About Singapore Airlines' Entertainment System Cameras. Turns Out, American Airlines Has Cameras, Too.

People Are Worried About Singapore Airlines' Entertainment System Cameras. Turns Out, American Airlines Has Cameras, Too.

Sri Ray was aboard an American Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight to Tokyo in September 2018 when he noticed something strange: a camera embedded in the seat back of his entertainment system.

Someone found cameras in Singapore Airlines’ in-flight entertainment system

Someone found cameras in Singapore Airlines’ in-flight entertainment system

Now, there’s the camera, which was discovered by a traveler who tweeted out the discovery, asking Singapore Airlines to clarify how it was being used.

Singapore Airlines data breach affects 285 accounts, exposes travel details

Singapore Airlines data breach affects 285 accounts, exposes travel details

[Update: Following its initial statement, Singapore Airlines later updated the number of affected accounts from 284 to 285.] Singapore Airlines (SIA) says a software glitch was the cause of a data breach that affected 285 members of its frequent flyer programme, compromising various personal information including passport and flight details.

Cathay Pacific Data Breach Exposes 9.4 Million Passengers

Cathay Pacific Data Breach Exposes 9.4 Million Passengers

Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong-based international airline, acknowledged on Wednesday that its computer system had been compromised at least seven months ago, exposing the personal data and travel histories of as many as 9.4 million people.

British Airways hacked: Customers' data stolen in massive cyber-theft leaving 380,000 bank cards 'compromised'

British Airways hacked: Customers' data stolen in massive cyber-theft leaving 380,000 bank cards 'compromised'

The airline admitted tonight it is investigating "as a matter of urgency" the theft of customer data from its website and mobile app. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.