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Hackers Steal Air Miles from India’s National Airline

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This article was posted on Thursday, 19:52, UTC.

India’s national airline – Air India has been the target of a sweeping hacking campaign that exploited members of the airline’s frequent-flyer program to make away with air miles. Air India’s ‘Flying Returns’ program which has nearly 2 million user accounts has been targeted in an orchestrated hacking campaign which saw dozens of accounts compromised. Initial estimates reveal at least 20 compromised accounts, the Times of India reported. Tasked with the investigation, police believe that the attack was instigated by an insider with knowledge of the working of the airline’s internal systems. Speaking to the publication, Air India commercial manager…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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