3. 4. 2007 - The SkyShop Application on CSA’s Website is Again Up and Running, and Secure

The SkyShop Application on CSA’s Website is Again Up and Running, and Secure

Prague, 3 April 2007

The SkyShop application on Czech Airlines’ (CSA) website is again working and secure.  The application allows passengers, prior to a flight, to order goods from the Duty Free selection, to be delivered on board.  After a hacker’s attack, the operation of the application had been temporarily suspended, in order to increase the security of the personal information of the users of that service.  No further breach of the system has been detected in the month since the modified application began operating.

The security of the system was increased, while maintaining the present user comfort.  “The purpose of SkyShop is to allow our passengers to easily order Duty Free goods to be delivered on board our airplanes.  In spite of the increased security of the application, we managed to maintain the service as uncomplicated as it had previously been,” explained Czech Airlines’ Vice-President for Information Technologies, Jiří Devát.  “Security is a high priority for both the Information Technologies Division and the Airline as a whole.  Another major step in this respect is a security audit, in line with the PCI – Data Security Standard Methodology, which is ahead of us in the near future,” added Jiří Devát, in commenting on the situation.

About the SkyShop Application
The Internet application is designed for ordering goods from the Duty Free selection, to be delivered directly on board.  An order made in the application is not binding and, aside from the Internet shop, it can also be made by e-mail, fax, post, or over the telephone.


Daniela Hupáková
CSA Spokesperson