Personal data slurped in Airbus hack – but firm’s industrial smarts could be what crooks are after

Airbus has admitted that a “cyber incident” resulted in unidentified people getting their hands on “professional contact and IT identification details” of some Europe-based employees.

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.

“Investigations are ongoing to understand if any specific data was targeted,” it continued, adding that it is in contact with the “relevant regulatory authorities”, which for Airbus is France’s CNIL data protection watchdog. We understand no customer data was accessed, while Airbus insists for the moment that there has been no impact on its commercial operations.

Airbus said the target was its Commercial Aircraft business unit, which employs around 10,000 people in the UK alone, split between two sites. The company said that only people in “Europe” were affected.

Source: Personal data slurped in Airbus hack – but firm’s industrial smarts could be what crooks are after • The Register