Malaysia’s Malindo Air says data leak caused by ex-staffers at contractor firm

Malaysia’s Malindo Air says data leak caused by ex-staffers at contractor firm

FILE PHOTO: A crew of Malindo Air prepares a flight departure at an airport in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur, June 3, 2013. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Indonesian Lion Air’s Malaysian subsidiary Malindo Air said on Monday that two former employees of its e-commerce contractor were responsible for its passenger data breach.

Malindo Air said in a statement that two former employees of e-commerce services provider GoQuo (M) Sdn Bhd in their development centre in India were found to have “improperly accessed and stole the personal data of our customers”.

The airline said the data breach has since been contained and the matter has been reported to the police in Malaysia and India.

Reporting by Liz Lee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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