Hundreds of thousands of Delta customers had their data exposed during a major cyber attack

Delta Air Lines confirmed on Wednesday that payment information belonging to its customers may have been compromised after a cyber attack on third-party chat service used by the airline.

According to Delta, “several hundred thousand” customers may have had their names, addresses, and payment card information exposed.

On March 28, Delta was notified by chat service provider [24]7.ai that it malware was present in its software between September 26 and October 17, 2017. In a statement, Delta says it has “engaged federal law enforcement and forensic teams, and have confirmed that the incident was resolved by [24]7.ai last October.”

“At this point, even though only a small subset of our customers would have been exposed, we cannot say definitively whether any of our customers’ information was actually accessed or subsequently compromised,” the airline’s statement went on to say.

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