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Airbus SE release statement on detection of cyber incident

Posted 31 January 2019 · Add Comment

Airbus SE detected a cyber incident on Airbus “Commercial Aircraft business” information systems, which resulted in unauthorised access to data. The company said ‘there is no impact on Airbus’ commercial operations.’

Airbus said in a statement: “This incident is being thoroughly investigated by Airbus’ experts who have taken immediate and appropriate actions to reinforce existing security measures and to mitigate its potential impact, as well as determining its origins.

“Investigations are ongoing to understand if any specific data was targeted, however we do know some personal data was accessed. This is mostly professional contact and IT identification details of some Airbus employees in Europe.

“The company is in contact with the relevant regulatory authorities and the data protection authorities pursuant to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Airbus employees are being advised to take all necessary precautions going forward.”

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