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Sunwing Airlines Inc, has been attack by cyber criminals

Exploit: Supply Chain Attack

Sunwing Airlines: Passenger Air Carrier

cybersecurity news gauge indicating extreme risk

Risk to Business: 1.346 = Extreme

Sunwing Airlines passengers are finding themselves delayed or stranded in airports across the Caribbean after a cyberattack brought down boarding and check-in services maintained by Illinois-based service provider Airline Choice. The airline has been forced to manually check in passengers and handwrite boarding passes, causing massive delays, with passengers stranded in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, some for days. The company says it’s working to resolve the situation and get stranded passengers to their destinations as quickly as possible.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business This is a nightmare scenario that will have a serious impact on Sunwing’s future business.

Source: info security magazine