INCIDENT: Major Airlines Affected in Massive Supply Chain Attack at Technology Giant SITA.

SITA, an airline technology and communication provider that operates passenger processing systems for airlines, was the victim of a cyber-attack involving passenger data. SITA serves 90% of the world's airlines and disclosed that among the airlines affected were various major airlines including Air India, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific.

Singapore Airlines reported that 580,000 of its frequent flyer members were compromised in the attack and Air India estimated that personal data relating to 4.5 million of its passengers was stolen.

Incident Date

February 24, 2021

Estimated Cost

unknown at this time


Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified


  • Aviation IT Giant SITA Breached in Extensive Supply Chain Attack; Frequent Flier Programs of Major Airlines Compromised
  • SITA falls victim to cyber-attack


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