Australia's Airport Security Threatened by Hack

    Date14 Jul 2018
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Aviation Security Identity Cards (ASICs) are intended to prevent criminals and terrorists from gaining access to restricted areas in airports, as well as to airplanes, but Australian-based Aviation ID, a company that issues ASICs, has been hacked. The company, which services regional and rural airports throughout Australia, reportedly received emails alerting it to the possibility that the ASIC application had been stolen. As is now required under Australia’s new privacy act, which went into effect in February 2018, Aviation ID notified hundreds of people who had applied for or renewed their ID cards that their information might have been compromised.
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