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Malindo Air said the leak of information caused by former staff members of the contractor’s business

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

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – the Indonesian’s Lion Group’s Malaysian subsidiary Malindo Air, said, Monday, that two former employees of e-commerce, a contractor responsible for a passenger’s violation of the security system.

Malindo Air has made the breach to the public last week after a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said in a report, the data of about 30 million passengers of Malindo and other Lion Group’s subsidiary, Thai Lion Air, have been published in the online forums.

Kaspersky said the share of the leaked databases that have been for sale on the dark web.

Malindo Air said in a statement that two former employees of the e-commerce service provider GoQuo (M) Sdn Bhd, which is in its development center in India “incorrectly accessed and stole the personal information of our customers.”

The airline said that the security breach has now been contained, and the matter was reported to the police in Malaysia and India.

Malindo Air, said, also, that the breach was not related to the safety and security of the cloud service provider, Amazon Web Services, data architecture, and the details of customers may have been compromised.

Report by Liz Lee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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