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Air Charter Firm Solairus Aviation Suffers Data Breach

Private aviation services provider Solairus Aviation on Tuesday announced that some employee and customer data was compromised in a security incident at third-party vendor Avianis.

In a data breach announcement on March 23, Solairus said aviation business management platform provider Avianis provided notification last December about an intrusion into Avianis' Microsoft Azure cloud platform, which hosts Solairus flight scheduling and tracking system.

An investigation into the incident has revealed that some of Solairus’ data that was hosted on that environment was indeed accessed by an unknown party.

Solairus data stored in that environment possibly includes employee and client names, along with information such as dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, passport numbers, and financial account numbers, the company says.

The private aviation services provider says it has already informed some of the affected individuals, but claims that it does not have the “current addresses for all such individuals.”  

The company also notes that both employees and clients should remain vigilant for any sign of unauthorized activity and to review their financial account statements for any unauthorized charges or activity. If any suspicious activity is identified, the affected individuals should immediately contact their financial institution.

“Solairus regrets the inconvenience or concern this incident may cause you. Every member of the Solairus community is important, and Solairus values your security and privacy,” the aviation services provider notes.

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