Hacking

Leonardo hack targets European stealth combat drone

A data theft at the Italian manufacturer Leonardo included information on the experimental unmanned combat aerial vehicle known as the nEUROn....


Airbus targeted by several cyberattacks, China suspected

Through its subcontractors, Airbus has been the target of four cyber-attacks during the last year. Several security sources investigating the matter suspect that the attacks may have been Chinese industrial espionage operations....


Cathay Pacific data breach affects 9.4 million passengers

In one of the worst data breaches in history to hit the airline industry, Cathay Pacific revealed on October 24, 2018, that personal information of up to 9.4 million passengers of the airline and its unit Hong Kong Dragon Airlines (or “Cathay Dragon”) were hacked earlier this year....


British Airways faces millions-dollar fines for data breach

Forget tackling a major public relations disaster; BA has landed in hot water not only with customers, but also with the British authorities (hint: fines of up to $637 million). And then there are the shareholders, who may have to accept a lower profit as a result of the breach....


Air Canada admits 20,000 customers’ data stolen in app breach

Air Canada admitted some 20,000 of its customers may have had their personal information, including passport details, “improperly accessed” due to a recent mobile app breach....


Opinion: How cyber criminals are targeting the tourism market

This article was written by Joe Burton, Senior Lecturer, New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science, University of Waikato and first published on The Conversation. Read the original article.The opinion of the authors does not necessarily correspond with that of AeroTime editorial team. Want your opinion to be featured on AeroTime? Sign up! Imagine if a hacker shut down the baggage handling system of one of the worl...


US Homeland Security team remotely hacks Boeing 757

US Department of Homeland Security specialists managed to hack into Boeing 757 in 2016. ...