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May 2022

Airline Data Breaches

Travel websites, in particular airlines are key targets for cyberattacks, the reward for compromised data is high in this industry due to the sensitivity of the data involved. Over the years, there have been a number of airline data breaches, with some companies suffering multiple attacks. By analysing some of the major airline and travel attacks over the years and being aware of tactics used by hackers, security procedures can be put in place to prevent attacks.

The Online Travel Landscape

The travel industry was hit harder than any other industry throughout the pandemic. Frequent changing of rules and restrictions resulted in multiple setbacks. Travel companies had significant difficulties navigating the field and it wasn’t without devastating losses. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows that turnover in travel and tourism businesses declined to 26.0% of February levels, compared with 73.6% in all other industries.