Aircraft manufacturer Airbus disclosed on Wednesday that information data on many of its company employees was compromised in an attempt of a data violation. It was discovered in an action of intruding on systems related with its Commercial Aircraft business as per stated by the company. However, it was claimed that the incident has not influenced its regular commercial operations at all.
The giant of aerospace industry shared some detail information about the violation, however the company did not acknowledge that the hackers approached some of their data, which it claimed is majorly as IT identification and professional contact information of some of the company employees in the Europe region. However, the company is attempting to find out if the attackers marked any particular information data.
“This incident is being thoroughly investigated by Airbus’ experts who have taken immediate and appropriate actions to reinforce existing security measures and to mitigate its potential impact, as well as determining its origins,” Airbus said in a statement.
The company further stated it had contacted the concerned authorities, containing as demanded by the General Data Protection Regulation of EU, and directed company employees to take safety measures against the violation.
Further Airbus company stated that it had detected the attempt of violation on January 6. A spokesperson of the company stated that the personal information data of professional employees in Europe region was approached, however could not express how many employees were anyhow impacted.
Airbus approximately has a sum of 130,000 employees onboard, and all of them specifies in commercial purpose aircraft, helicopters, defense, and even space, as well as Cyber-security resolutions.
Boeing, the Airbus competitor was previous year hit by what documents titled was a alternative of the WannaCry ransom-ware, however the organization stated merely a minor system was impacted and there was no affect on production either.