Some cockpit door passwords might have been compromised and made public on United Airlines, the carrier announced, adding that it has procedures in place to counteract the issue.
In a statement obtained by CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS, airline spokeswoman Maddie King would not call it a breach.
"The safety of our customers and crew is our top priority and United utilizes a number of measures to keep our flight decks secure beyond door access information," King said. "In the interim, this protocol ensures our cockpits remain secure."
In an emailed statement to NBC Los Angeles, King said the cockpit door access information was "inadvertently made public" - it did not say how - and she insisted that it was not a breach of security.
"I can confirm it was not a breach," King told NBC. "We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible."
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United has 4,500 flights daily. It did not say if there were specific aircraft or airports that were targeted.
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