Airbus confirms it detected a cyber incident on its commercial aircraft business information systems, which resulted in unauthorised access to data.

Airbus says there is no impact on commercial operations and the incident is being “thoroughly investigated”. Internal experts have taken immediate actions to reinforce existing security measures and to mitigate the breach’s potential impact, as well as determining its origins.

A statement said: “Investigations are ongoing to understand if any specific data was targeted. However, we do know some personal data was accessed. This is mostly professional contact and IT identification details of some Airbus employees in Europe.”

It added: “The company is in contact with the relevant regulatory authorities and the data protection authorities pursuant to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Airbus employees are being advised to take all necessary precautions going forward.”

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