Monday, 15 May 2017

United Airlines cockpit codes released to the public

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.”

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet

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