British Airways Hacked – 380,000 Payment Cards Compromised

[Sept 10, 2018]

British Airways has confirmed a data breach that exposed personal details and credit-card numbers of up to 380,000 customers and lasted for more than two weeks.

In a statement released by British Airways on Thursday, customers booking flights on its website (ba.com) and British Airways mobile app between late 21 August and 5 September were compromised.

British Airways stated on its Twitter account that personal details stolen in the breach included their customers’ names and addresses, along with their financial information, but the company assured its customers that the hackers did not get away with their passport numbers or travel details.

The company also said that saved cards on its website and mobile app are not compromised in the breach. Only cards that have been used by you to make booking payments during the affected period are stolen.

Cyber Security Tips: 

  • The airline advised customers who made bookings during that 15 days period and believe they may have been affected by this incident to “contact their banks or credit card providers and follow their recommended advice.”

 


 

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