In December 2022, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a significant supplier of in-flight communications and entertainment systems, experienced a data breach. The breach, disclosed over a year later, affected an undisclosed number of individuals. Attackers breached a subset of devices on Panasonic's corporate network, gaining access to information collected from the affected individuals and their employers.
The breach involved personal and health information exposure, including names, contact details, dates of birth, medical and health insurance information, financial account numbers, company employment status, and government identifiers like Social Security numbers. There's no evidence yet of misuse of this information since the attack. In response, Panasonic will provide 24 months of free identity and credit monitoring services through Kroll for all impacted people.
Panasonic's in-flight entertainment solutions are used on over 15,000 commercial airplanes, and more than 200 airlines use its services. The company has implemented security countermeasures and continues its investigation into the breach