Recently, India’s low-cost airline, IndiGo, had said that its servers were hacked during the early days of Decemer and hackers might have leaked some internal documents on public websites.
”We would like to make this disclosure that some of our servers were subject to a hacking incident earlier this month. We were able to restore our systems in a very short span of time with minimal impact” said the airline in a statement.
Indigo said that it was able to restore systems in a very short span of time with minimal impact, it said. ”There were some segments of data servers that were breached – so, there is a possibility that some internal documents may get uploaded by the hackers on public websites and platforms.”
And now, the IndiGo’s CEO Ronjoy Dutta, informed that the hackers had tried to communicate with the airline.
In an interaction with Business Today recently, IndiGo’s CEO Ronojoy Dutta says that it’s hard to know what kind of data may have been extracted by the hackers, and the airline is in the wait-and-watch mode. “I don’t know what the hackers got exactly. We tried to find out but it’s hard to exactly pinpoint what might have gone, and what might not have gone. Honestly, we don’t know at this point,” Dutta says adding that the airline was able to quickly react to the breach which minimised the impact.
“There has been almost zero impact. We got an early warning, and people jumped on it, and closed it quickly. We have a war room for these sorts of things. Our operations were not affected at all. Not a single flight got cancelled. Within a few hours, we were back. But there was a breach for a few hours,” he says.
During the pandemic, Indian cyberspace was constantly attacked by hackers, some of whom are government sponsored. After the border collisions between India and China last year, the Chinese unleashed their cyber war against Indian companies, particularly in the PSU sector.
Furthermore, IndiGo says that the reason airline is not speaking too much on the issue because it may encourage bad behavior among other players.
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