United Airlines customer flight records have been lost in a data breach, it has been reported.
According to Bloomberg the breach was detected in May or June, and involved flight manifests. Bloomberg reports that the same attackers who stole 21.5 million Social Security numbers and background check information the US government were behind the attack.
“The previously unreported United breach raises the possibility that the hackers now have data on the movements of millions of Americans, adding airlines to a growing list of strategic U.S. industries and institutions that have been compromised. Among the cache of data stolen from United are manifests — which include information on flights’ passengers, origins and destinations,” said the Bloomberg report.