European aeroplane maker Airbus has admitted that IDs and contacts of some of its Europe-based employees were compromised in a massive hack. The company is rushing to reinforce its security measures.
Airbus European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company manufactures and sells civil and military aerospace products worldwide with more than 129,000 employees.
Experts learned the cyber incidents in their Airbus “Commercial Aircraft business” information systems, but it doesn’t affect the Airbus’ commercial operations.
The company said in a brief statement published late last night that the breach is “being thoroughly investigated by Airbus’ experts”. The company has its own infosec business unit, Stormguard.
The firm didn’t elaborate on the nature of the hack but said that “investigations are ongoing to understand if any specific data was targeted,” according to a press release.
Also, experts have taken immediate and appropriate actions to reinforce existing security measures and to mitigate its potential impact, as well as determining its origins.
Airbus authorities are in contact with the “relevant regulatory authorities”, which for Airbus is France’s CNIL data protection watchdog. We understand no customer data was accessed.
The plane manufacturer instructed its employees to “take all necessary precautions going forward.”