Last week, more bad news broke for German airline Lufthansa. Cybercriminals have hit the customer database at the airline, Der Spiegel reported.
Lufthansa said that it had taken prompt countermeasures, but was not able to prevent some customer files from being compromised.
The hackers reportedly accessed data, including frequent-flyer accounts, on passengers who used the LH.com website. Using a botnet, the criminals flooded the database with a multitude of randomly generated user names and passwords until working combinations were found.
Lufthansa may face corporate manslaughter charges for allowing pilot Andreas Lubitz to fly after the airlines own doctors recommended that he be given psychological treatment. Lubitz is believed to have deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 4U 9525, killing all 150 people on board.
Sentiment in the financial services sector deteriorated in the three months to September, as firms digested the challenges of lower interest rates and the uncertainty caused by the vote to leave the European Union (EU), according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey.
However, a London summit on the industry’s introduction of the technology cautions that testing and acceptance are still at an early stage and firms should proceed with caution.
The proposals of both US presidential candidates could shake up operating conditions in several sectors, reports the credit ratings agency.
The Danish shipping and oil conglomerate confirmed that it will separate its businesses into stand-alone transport and energy divisions.