Banks on the defense following hack of 410,000 Vietnam Airlines VIP member accounts

Tuoi Tre News reports:

Two Vietnamese commercial banks have taken measures to protect customers who have used their cards in transactions with Vietnam Airlines, in the wake of a breach concerning more than 400,000 membership credentials of the national flag carrier.

An alleged group of Chinese hackers compromised the Vietnam Airlines system on Friday, stealing information from some 410,000 VIP member accounts of the carrier’s Lotusmiles program.

The data, including names, birthdays and addresses of the members, were later made available for download by the hackers, raising further security issues for those affected.

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