Massive data leak affecting Arik Air customers; company slow to respond: Paine

Oladeinde Olawoyin reports:

Millions of customers flying Nigeria’s foremost airline, Arik Air, may have had their data leaked as details emerged on Wednesday that the airline’s data were found in exposed and vulnerable Amazon S3 buckets.

According to Justin Paine, Head of Trust & Safety at Cloudflare, there is a bucket containing a large number of CSV files reportedly containing the Arik airline’s customers’ data.

It is unclear what triggered the development but analysts say leaky buckets are not uncommon, and they could be caused by a simple misconfiguration error system. It however can result in the public exposure of caches of valuable, sensitive data online.

Read more on Premium Times. Absolutely awful incident response by Arik Air, from the sound of things.

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