Articles tagged “hackers”

U.S. Aviation Sector Was Penetrated by Russian Hackers in 2017

U.S. Aviation Sector Was Penetrated by Russian Hackers in 2017

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The specifics on which parts of the U.S. aviation sector were hacked are sparse, although the intrusion doesn't seem to have involved airlines directly. Still, the vulnerabilities are not good news.

11 months ago

Attempted Hack of Baidu Is Latest Twist in Driverless Car Drama

Attempted Hack of Baidu Is Latest Twist in Driverless Car Drama

Tom Mackenzie, Bloomberg

Between the Google/Waymo lawsuit against Uber over allegedly pilfered driverless car technology and now the apparent bid by hackers to exploit Baidu's intellectual property related to self-driving cars, it is even more apparent that there are enormous stakes in this sector.

2 years ago

Starwood Warns Hackers Accessed Credit Card Information at 54 Hotels

Starwood Warns Hackers Accessed Credit Card Information at 54 Hotels

Associated Press

Starwood guests' and restaurant patrons' credit card numbers may have been exposed going back as long as a year. Unfortunately, this has happened at other hotels, too, but executives from acquirer Marriott likely are pulling their hair out at this moment.

3 years ago

United Gives Millions of Frequent Flier Miles to Hackers Who Find IT Flaws

United Gives Millions of Frequent Flier Miles to Hackers Who Find IT Flaws

Associated Press

United has been having more than its share of tech problems over the last few years. Kudos to the airline for offering hackers a "bug bounty," a rarity in the airline industry.

4 years ago

TripAdvisor’s Viator Notifies 1.4 Million Customers about Site and Mobile Data Breach

TripAdvisor’s Viator Notifies 1.4 Million Customers about Site and Mobile Data Breach

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Viator waited around 17 days from when it learned of the data breach before notifying customers. That is shameful. Unforunately for Viator, it is a helluva way to join the TripAdvisor family as TripAdvisor gets more involved in ecommerce on a number of fronts.

4 years ago

Hertz Connects With Hackers For Business Model Disruption and Passenger Improvements

Hertz Connects With Hackers For Business Model Disruption and Passenger Improvements

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We're not sure if these apps are something Hertz couldn't -- or wouldn't have -- cooked up on its own, but we like the idea of the whole thing.

5 years ago

Kickstarter Was Hacked and Customer Information Compromised

Kickstarter Was Hacked and Customer Information Compromised

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Getting hacked unfortunately is almost the new normal. Why do companies that are hacked always say after the fact that they are strengthening security procedures? This has to be an extremely high priority for all e-commerce companies NOW. Otherwise your reputation and business is at risk.

5 years ago

Marriott Rewards Acknowledges Attempt to Hack Members’ Accounts

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Marriott and JetBlue have admitted that there were hack attempts; Expedia is reporting more credit card fraud, and HomeAway has been coping with an epidemic of phishing incidents. The state of online security and privacy is getting very dicey.

6 years ago

Hertz turns to hackers to innovate mobile customer service

Hertz turns to hackers to innovate mobile customer service

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hackathons beat sitting around and brainstorming, and Hertz is smart to tap the wisdom of the coders as mobile becomes even more important in the car-rental industry.

6 years ago

Anonymous Indonesia hacks Myanmar tourism site with message for officials

Anonymous Indonesia hacks Myanmar tourism site with message for officials

Hacking the Burmese tourism website is a particularly effective way to bring attention to the government’s treatment of the Rohingya people to those outside of, and considering a trip to, the country.

6 years ago

Hackers think NextGen air traffic control system can be compromised

Spoofing the NextGen air traffic control system wouldn't be funny, and if a vulnerability truly exists, it obviously needs to be addressed yesterday -- or sooner.

6 years ago

Good hackers raise awareness on flight-tracking apps’ security holes

The benefits of these technologies have been huge for aviation, but security should be improved before the wrong hacker causes chaos by jamming a plane's GPS capabilities or entering false traffic info for ghost flights.

7 years ago