The confidential codes required to access United Airlines’ cockpits have been accidentally leaked to the public in what the airline calls a mistake, rather than a data breach. On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the airline sent out a blast alert to employees over the weekend warning them of the inadvertent code leak, caused by a flight attendant who posted the information online. Within the email sent to employees, the airline said that a “corrective action plan” had been launched, but by following flight deck security procedures already in place the risk of a breach of the flight deck door is “strongly mitigated.”
ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet
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