United Airlines Hacked by Sophisticated Hacking Group

July 29, 2015

A group of China-backed hackers believed to be responsible for high-profile data breaches, including the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the insurance giant Anthem, has now hit another high-profile target – United Airlines.

United detected a cyber attack into its computer systems in May or early June; Bloomberg reported, citing some unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

The same sources say that the hackers responsible for the data breach in United’s systems are the same group of China-backed hackers that successfully carried out several other large heists, including the United States’ Office of Personnel Management and the health insurer Anthem Inc.

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