AFP investigating airport security card data hack
NEWS: A company that issues Aviation Security Identity Cards has been hacked, leading to concerns airport security has been compromised.
According to Pravin Kothari, Founder and CEO of CipherCloud, a leading vendor of cloud security,
“In any context, the Aviation ID Australia data breach is a risk for airport security. The cyber attackers may have access to the database for the cards that are created and used to authenticate authorized personnel on the airport grounds. These ID cards are designed to stop unauthorized parties from accessing planes and other sensitive and restricted airport zones. Did the cyber attackers also steal the graphics files and images necessary to reproduce and clone these ID cards? Beyond the security risks, the data to produce the ID cards seems to have included names of the airport personnel, addresses, birth certificate numbers, driver’s license numbers, Medicare card numbers and more. This comprehensive data could enable ID theft and even worse, financial fraud.”