“Cyber Attack Launched Against Scandinavian Airlines’ Customers causing Data Leak”

Cyber Attack Launched Against Scandinavian Airlines

Hi Guys! As you might have noticed, people are being cautious of everything beside them in current scenarios, so what would happen if they trusted someone for the responsibility of their confidential data?

That’s what exactly happened to Scandinavian Airlines’ customers. You might have gotten the gist of the idea that this is something relatable to the previous incidences. However, didn’t the news say it was all clear and the customers’ data was in safe hands?

Cyber Attack Launched Against Scandinavian Airlines

Well, that’s the talk, and you are reading “Cyber Attack Launched Against Scandinavian Airlines’ Customers causing data leak.”

What was the whole incident?

A well-known flight service provider, “Scandinavian Airlines,” aka SAS, has posted a notice. It was to warn passengers that the past hours of website outage and mobile app happened due to a cyberattack. Moreover, it caused the disclosure of clients’ data.

Due to the cyberattack, a disruption was activated on the airline’s online system. That caused the clients’ data visible to other clients. The breached data included the following data.

  1. Contact Details,
  2. Previous and Upcoming Flights and
  3. The last 4 digits of the Credit Card.


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“Last night SAS, alongside several other companies, was subjected to a cyberattack that led to our website and app being down for a few hours. Furthermore, some passengers’ data became visible to other passengers who were active during the ongoing attack.”

“We always cooperate with the national CAA (Civil Aviation Agency), police, and security police when security matters are concerned – irrespective of the issue in question,” concludes the SAS statement.

“We are monitoring the situation closely and continue the work to analyze and evaluate the attack and related consequences, as well as take preventive measures.”

The flight org executes a fleet size of 131 aircraft as well as flies people to 168 destinations. It says the risk is minimal cuz the breach of financial data is only partial. Moreover, it can’t be exploited with ease. There. It clarified that no passport data was exposed.

However, there’s a trip of the data adversaries has got. That’s because it conducted the data related to full names and contact data, allowing adversaries to execute phishing attacks. It’s a possibility that the adversaries can use that data in whatever way they want.


‘Anonymous Sudan’

The Record reported, “Anonymous Sudan” {Hacktivist Group) claimed the attack happened on SAS, with a statement on their Telegram Channel.

Cyber Attack Launched Against Scandinavian Airlines

Why was the Attack Executed?

The attack was pre-planned due to an event that happened in front of the Turkish Embassy, in Sweden, on 21 Jan, 2023. That happened because of a far-right nationalist group that burnt a Holy Quran Copy in a protest against Turkey’s objection to Sweden’s NATO membership bid.


Somehow, this act showed hatred towards Muslims worldwide, where Sudan was not excluded. SAS became the target of the hacktivists group for being the flagship carrier of

  1. Sweden,
  2. Denmark, and
  3. Norway.

Earlier this week, SVT also got victimized by the same group. That forced Sweden’s national public television broadcaster into a temporary outage. Cyber Security Experts got questioned by SVT, to which they replied – “Russian hackers are conducting the attacks or at least aiding the Sudanese group with firepower and know-how.”

Cyber Attack Launched Against Scandinavian Airlines

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