Spanish airline Air Europa revealed today that it fell victim to a cyberattack targeting its online payment system, potentially exposing credit card details of certain customers. The breach has prompted the airline to promptly notify affected customers and relevant financial institutions, taking swift action to address the issue.
Air Europa has initiated communication with customers whose credit card information was compromised in the breach while working closely with financial institutions to mitigate any potential risks stemming from the cyber security incident. The exact number of impacted customers and the financial repercussions of the breach have not been disclosed by the airline at this time.
The airline, however, assured customers and stakeholders that no other sensitive information beyond credit card details was compromised in the cyberattack. Air Europa is actively investigating the incident to understand the extent of the breach and fortify its cybersecurity measures to prevent future occurrences.
In a statement, Air Europa emphasized, “There is no evidence that the breach was ultimately used to commit fraud.” The airline remains committed to ensuring the security and privacy of its customers throughout the ongoing investigation.
This breach comes at a pivotal moment for Air Europa, as the airline is in the midst of being acquired by International Consolidated Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways. The cyberattack highlights the increasing vulnerability of the aviation industry to digital threats and underscores the urgency for robust cybersecurity measures across the sector.
Authorities and cybersecurity experts are closely monitoring the situation, working with Air Europa to investigate the incident and enhance security measures to safeguard both the airline and its passengers from future cyber threats.