Airbus Suffers Hack Attack, Discloses Breach
Airbus has disclosed the company is the victim of a cyberattack.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Feb 04, 2019
Aerospace giant, Airbus, has disclosed its company is the victim of a cybersecurity breach.
"Airbus SE detected a cyber incident on Airbus 'Commercial Aircraft business' information systems, which resulting in unauthorized access to data," the company said in a statement issued last Wednesday. "There's no impact on Airbus' commercial operations."
Airbus, the world's second largest aviation and aeronautics business after Boeing, said its continuing to investigate the intrusion.
"The incident is being thoroughly investigated by Airbus' experts who have taken immediate and appropriate actions to reinforce existing security measures and to mitigate its potential impact, as well as determining its origins," the company said.
So far, there is no complete tally of all the information that the attackers might have accessed. The company says they do know that "some personal data was accessed," but that it was mostly "professional contact and IT identification details" of some employees in Europe.
The company has not stated how attackers might have gained access to its systems, although security experts say the majority of intrusions trace back to spear-phishing attempts, for which IT personnel are often a target.
"Airbus employees are being advised to take all necessary precautions going forward," the company said.
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.