United Airlines Computers Reportedly Hacked
The breach, which was not publicly reported, is believed to be the work of the same hackers who have hit other large targets in recent months including insurance companies and governmental agencies, giving them access information about tens of millions of people.
The news was first reported by BloombergBusiness.
The Bloomberg report, citing several people familiar with the probe, said that investigators linked the attack “to a group of China-backed hackers” who stole security-clearance records from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and medical data from Anthem.
The hackers apparently even registered a domain name for the hack, united-airlines.net.
While the breach may have occurred around the time United’s computer systems suffered several outages, it isn’t clear as to whether there is any correlation between the hack and an outage on June 2.
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