Consumer Affairs: More Airline-Related Consumer Data Is Showing Up on the Dark Web

Posted on December 15, 2023

Airline customers need to be aware that their PII data could be for sale on the dark web. Nick Oram looks at how attackers use this data and provides tips on how to keep your data secure. 

Originally published in Consumer Affairs


“On top of using complex and unique passwords and refraining from downloading pirated software from websites or mobile apps that are not verified as “official” as a general rule of thumb, when you book your travel plans, only do it through authorized websites and don’t be fooled by fake websites offering “too good to be true” deals.  

Report any unusual login activity on your account to the airline for investigation. Threat actors can exploit various aspects including stealing your payment data, grabbing your passport details, resetting your username and password to their own credentials, and possibly even tampering with the rewards points you have on the account.” 

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