Airbus victim of a cyber attack

The aircraft manufacturer Airbus announces that it has been the victim of an unauthorized intrusion into the computer systems of its commercial aviation branch.

On January 30, Airbus announced the unauthorized access to its data and to the private information of its employees. The company did not specify the origin of the attack, but explained that it had no impact on Airbus business.

In a statement, the aircraft manufacturer said that “investigations are underway to determine if specific data have been targeted”. But Airbus experts have already established that personal data have been consulted. “Mainly professional contact details and computer identifiers of Airbus employees in Europe”.

Airbus has been in direct contact with the relevant regulatory authorities and data protection authorities. Additionally, the company has immediately reinforced its security system to protect itself against potentential intrusion. It should be noted that Airbus is the second global aircraft manufacturer to have been hacked. Indeed, the first is none other than Boeing, which also saw its computer system hit by a cyber attack. With a WannaCry-based system, which asks the victim to pay a ransom to retrieve the personal data in question.

In this case, it would appear that Airbus was not subjected to blackmail. However, the company remained very elusive. For the time being, Airbus has asked its employees “to take all necessary precautions to move forward”.

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