Another TSA Screw-Up: No Fly List Leaked, 1.5 Million Names Released

A Frontier Airlines plane approaches the runway at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, on April 2, 2022. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Transportation Security Administration’s No Fly List, which contains 1.5 million entries, was leaked online after a Swedish hacker discovered it on an unprotected server.
  • The list includes names of potential IRA members, many of Middle Eastern descent and the recently freed Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout – among others.
  • The hacker, who goes by the name “crimew,” shared on their blog that the list “is indeed a copy of the No Fly List from 2019” and includes airline employee names, addresses, passport numbers and pilots’ license numbers.

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