American Airlines Pilots Union Falls Victim to Cyber Attack

A cyber-attack has compromised the Allied Pilots Association (APA), the labor union representing American Airlines pilots. It is possible that certain members' personal and private information was compromised.

The announcement arrives precisely two months subsequent to the compromise of Caesars Palace and the MGM in Las Vegas by hackers, during which certain guests' confidential information was compromised.

The website of the pilots' union was compromised and subsequently discontinued, potentially leading to the exposure of sensitive information pertaining to certain pilots. 

There is no indication that American Airlines was the target of an attack, and the organization in question is completely unrelated to the airline.

The union, which represents over 15,000 pilots, reported that it became aware of the attacks for the first time on October 30. At that time, neither its public website nor individual member profiles were accessible.

Its internal IT staff, the APA is collaborating with a number of external cybersecurity specialists to ascertain the scope of the compromised information.

The union warned that the restoration of those systems required the assistance of external experts and our IT team in a methodical and time-consuming process.

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