NEW DELHI — Personal data of an unspecified number of travelers have been compromised after a company that serves India’s national carrier was hacked, Air India said. The hackers could access 10 years’ worth of data, including names, passports, and credit card details, from the Atlanta-based SITA Passenger Service System, Air India said in a statement Friday.
It disclosed the scale of the breach nearly three months after it was first informed by the IT provider.
breached during the attack and that the company was investigating. The company said it recommended in an email to its customers that they should change their account passwords as a precaution. Air India started as a mail carrier in 1932 before gaining commercial popularity. It has been incurring losses since its 2007 merger with a state-owned domestic carrier, Indian Airlines. The debt-laden page is currently in the process of finding new buyers.