VIPA union expresses concern about data breach of the Aviation Security Identification System

    VIPA, the union representing pilots from the Virgin Group (Virgin Australia AirlinesTiger Airways and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines), expressed (15-Jul-2018) concerned about recent reports of a security beach with Australia‘s Civil Aviation Safety Authority‘s (CASA) Aviation Security Identification System. VIPA reported the Australian Federal Police are investigating the electronic data breach of the ‘Aviation ID Australia’ website, oversight of which falls to CASA. VIP noted the breached database contains security sensitive data used to issue aviation personnel access ID to security sensitive areas of all of Australia’s airports. VIPA stated its concern with this breach comes just days after the union’s Flight Safety Group issued a warning to all pilots to not participate in ‘My Health Record’, the online medical records database, which launches nationwide later in Jul-2018. [more – original PR]