Malaysia's Malindo Air says data leak caused by ex-staffers at contractor firm

The airline said the data breach has since been contained and the matter has been reported to the police

Reuters September 24, 2019
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KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesian Lion Air’s Malaysian subsidiary Malindo Air said on Monday that two former employees of its e-commerce contractor were responsible for its passenger data breach.

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Malindo Air said in a statement that two former employees of e-commerce services provider GoQuo (M) Sdn Bhd in their development centre in India were found to have “improperly accessed and stole the personal data of our customers”.

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The airline said the data breach has since been contained and the matter has been reported to the police in Malaysia and India.

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