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TAP Air Portugal hit by cyber attack, passenger data stolen


Portugal’s national airline TAP Air Portugal says hackers obtained the non-public data of a few of its customers and have published the data on the dark web.

No payment data was taken within the cyberattack, the flag carrier said in a press release late Wednesday.

A TAP Air Portugal flag carrier said no payment data was taken from the cyber attack.

A picture of a TAP Air Portugal airplane approaches for landing
Portuguese authorities have been investigating the cyber attack for over a month and continues to be ongoing.

The attack began almost a month ago and is being investigated by Portuguese authorities, with the assistance of specialists from Microsoft, the airline said.

The hackers obtained the name, nationality, sex, date of birth and address, email, and telephone contact details, the airline said, without elaborating.

Portuguese newspaper Expresso said a hacker group called Ragnar Locker was offering the data of 1.5 million TAP Air Portugal customers on the dark web.

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