Singapore Airline Hack Exposes Travel Details

2019, Breaches, January

Who: Singapore Airlines

# of Accounts Breached: 284 KrisFlyer members

What was affected: Their names, flight history, recent miles transactions and rewards were disclosed to other members. Furthermore, seven of the total cases may have had their passports numbers revealed.

When it happened: Discovered and reported January 5, 2019, by one member.

How it happened: Due to a software bug experienced by Singapore Airlines, the private information of more than 280 KrisFlyer members was disclosed to other members. Some even had their passport numbers shared to strangers.

Outcome: Singapore Airlines has given an update that the issue has been resolved, and they are now following up with the affected customers for more information. They have also contacted the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore regarding the incident while taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.