Cyberincident at American Airlines Pilot Union

November 14, 2023


The American Airlines pilot union – Allied Pilots Association- representing 15,00 pilots has suffered a data breached in an apparent cyber-incident. The organisation is based throughout the U.S.
Looking into the ramifications of this for Digital Journal is Kevin Kirkwood, Deputy CISO at LogRhythm.
Kirkwood begins by assessing the actual breach and the significance on the trade union: 2The American Airlines pilot union, representing 15,00 pilots, was hit with a ransomware attack late last week. Founded in 1963, it is the largest independent pilots’ union in the world.”
With the specific risk factors, Kirkwood says: “The organization is seeking outside experts to restore their systems and is still assessing what personally identifiable information (PII) was breached, only announcing that some systems were encrypted.”

Incident Date

November 2, 2023

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified