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Up to 9.4 million passengers' info leaked in Cathay Pacific breach

Cathay Pacific airliner
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Hong Kong airliner Cathay Pacific announced Wednesday it discovered that up to 9.4 million passenger records were breached this spring, per The Guardian.

Why it matters: Information including names, dates of birth, credit card numbers, passport numbers, identity card numbers, and historical travel information was accessed by attackers — and all that could be cross-referenced with other data repositories to conduct identity theft.

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