A Flying Returns program of Air India, ‘frequent-flyer’ has seen hackers steal $23,745 worth of travel miles from it’s customers. According to Air India, the hackers created 20 separate email IDs which they transfered the passengers’ reward points to.
According to infosecurity magazine, “the Delhi Police said that the attack appears to have been aided by a company insider or travel agency staffer who knew the loopholes and vulnerabilities in the system.”
All affected membership accounts have been suspended to prevent further activities on those accounts. Accounts with identical usernames and passwords as well as accounts that have not been active for the past three months have also been deactivated, Praveen Lai, commercial manager of the airline noted.