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Lion Air data stolen, leaked by ex-GoQuo employees

  • Riza Roidila Mufti
    Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, September 24, 2019   /  06:22 pm
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Batik Air, a subsidiary of low-cost carrier Lion Air, announced a plan to launch a new route from Jakarta to Penang, Malaysia.(JP/File)

Malaysia-based airline and Lion Air Group subsidiary Malindo Air has announced the result of its investigation of a data breach that leaked the personal details of some 35 million customers online. “As a result of the findings, two former employees of [Malindo Air’s] e-commerce services provider, GoQuo Sdn Bhd in its development center in India, had improperly accessed and stolen the personal data of our customers. The matter has been reported to the police, both in Malaysia and India,” the airlines wrote in a statement on Monday. The company said it had been working closely with all the relevant agencies, including the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Commissioners, National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA), as well as their counterparts overseas. “Malindo Air is pleased to advise that the data exposure has since been contained,” it added. “Ma...