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.
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