American Airlines pilot union hit by ransomware attack

American Airlines pilot union hit by ransomware attack

November 3, 2023 at 01:51PM

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), a labor union representing American Airlines pilots, has disclosed a ransomware attack on their systems. The union is working to restore their systems and determine the full impact of the incident. It is unclear if pilots’ personal information was compromised. This follows previous data breaches at American Airlines in 2021 and 2022.

Meeting Takeaways:

– The Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing 15,000 American Airlines pilots, experienced a ransomware attack on October 30.
– The incident was immediately addressed, and the IT team is working with outside experts to restore systems.
– Certain systems were encrypted as a result of the attack.
– Efforts are being made to restore pilot-facing products and tools first.
– The APA has launched an investigation led by cybersecurity experts to assess the impact and extent of the incident.
– It is unclear whether pilots’ personal information was compromised or how many individuals were affected.
– American Airlines pilots had also been previously affected by data breaches in June and September 2022.
– The April 2021 breach was linked to a hack of the Passenger Service System (PSS) used by multiple airlines operated by SITA.

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