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Blackfog Comment: American and Southwest Airlines disclose data breaches

June 2023 by Dr Darren Williams, CEO and Founder of Blackfog

American and Southwest airlines have disclosed data breaches – again. This comes after attacks in 2021 and 2022.

Dr Darren Williams, CEO and Founder of Blackfog feels that "Major travel brands continue to fall victim to data exfiltration, leading to inevitable extortion by cyber gangs. This comes on the back of last year’s attacks on Uber, InterContinental Hotels and Marriott International.
What is particularly noteworthy about this attack is the extent of the breach, and the targeting of third-party suppliers to obtain the data. The downstream access to data is a constant theme that has even affected the US Customs and Border Protection. With 89% of all ransomware attacks now exfiltrating data, its important organisations are looking at next generation cybersecurity tools to protect their most valuable asset, their data.”

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