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Cyber Security Today, May 24, 2021 – Huge international data breach at Air India, and beware of online job scams

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Huge international data breach at Air India, and beware of online job scams.

Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday May 24th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.

This is a holiday weekend in Canada, so if you’re listening thanks for tuning in.

Air India is trying to notify 4.5 million passengers around the world that their personal information was copied by cyber attackers. This is the result of the compromise revealed earlier this year of a company called SITA, which processes data for a number of airlines. Air India says it knew as far back as February that it was one of the victims, but only had confirmation early this month of people’s names. Those affected gave their names, date of birth, contact information, passport information and credit card number to Air India as far back as August, 2011. The stolen credit card information didn’t include the CVV number on the back of cards. Other…

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