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After being hit by a ransomware attack and seeing criminals steal information about employees and passengers, the gang complained that the company’s IT infrastructure was so chaotic and inadequately secured that they refused to repeat the attack. Let the world know what you are doing.

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This is a humiliating slap given by the Daixin Team ransomware gang to Air Asia, which lost the personal data of 5 million passengers and all its employees earlier this month.

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As DataBreaches.net reportAirAsia’s incompetence may have actually spared the airline from further attacks.

A spokesperson for the Daishin team said, “The network’s chaotic organization and lack of standards caused the group to become frustrated and completely unwilling to repeat the attack.” , was refusing to pick up the litter.As our Pentester said, “Let the newcomers sort this trash.They have a lot of time.”

“The internal network was configured with no rules, so it worked very poorly. At the same time, network protection was very weak. ”


AirAsia declined to comment. DataBreaches.net report. Frankly, you can’t blame them for dodging it.

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