A Republican congressman who serves on the Home Homeland Safety Committee stated Congress will “come for solutions” after a hacker revealed that the Transportation Safety Administration’s record of identified or suspected terrorists was accessible on a pc server unsure
“Your complete US no-fly record, with greater than 1.5 million entries, was discovered on an unsecured server by a Swiss hacker,” Bishop stated in a tweet. “Moreover the truth that the record is a civil liberties nightmare, how was this data so simply accessible?”
The North Carolina lawmaker, who sits on the Home Homeland Safety Committee, indicated that Congress will examine the information publicity revealed on Friday.
“We will get solutions,” Bishop stated, presumably making the breach the newest in a protracted record of investigations that Home Republicans have vowed to launch now that they’ve management of the decrease chamber.
CNN has reached out to the committee for remark.
In an earlier assertion to CNN, the TSA stated Friday that it’s “conscious of a possible cybersecurity incident and we’re investigating in coordination with our federal companions.”
The information was positioned on the general public Web on an unsecured laptop server hosted by CommuteAir, a regional airline primarily based in Ohio, in accordance with the hacker who claimed the invention, CNN beforehand reported.
The hacker, who additionally describes herself as a cybersecurity researcher, beforehand informed CNN that she notified CommuteAir of the information publicity.
The regional airline stated in an announcement that the information accessed by the hacker was “an outdated 2019 model of the federal no-fly record” that included names and dates of beginning.
The no-fly record is a set of identified or suspected terrorists who’re prohibited from flying to or within the US. The screening program arose out of the terrorist assaults of September 11, 2001, and includes airways evaluating their passenger information with federal information to maintain harmful folks off planes.
CNN beforehand reported that CommuteAir, which solely operates 50-seat regional flights for United Airways from hubs in Washington Dulles, Houston and Denver, stated it was taking the affected laptop server offline after a “member of the safety analysis neighborhood” contacted the air Line.
The Day by day Dot, a tech information outlet, first reported the alleged information breach.