Saturday, 20 October, 2018


British Airways hacked with 380,000 sets of payment details stolen

British Airways breach sees hackers take-off with customers' payment details British Airways breach sees hackers take-off with customers' payment details
Melba Vasquez | 07 September, 2018, 10:13

According to BA, the stolen data did not include travel or passport information.

The company said the breach had been resolved and the website was now working normally.

It was communicating with affected customers but advised any others who believed they might have been affected to contact their banks or credit card providers.

The airline said it would release more information "when appropriate".

"We take the protection of our customers' data very seriously", British Airways chairman and chief executive officer Alex Cruz said in the statement. They stopped the breach and notified the relevant authorities.

BA apologised for the error on flights to Tel Aviv and Dubai, but customers said they were angry their tickets were not being honoured. Customers who are due to travel are able to check-in online as usual. The air carrier also recommends affected customers to call their bank and follow their instructions, to minimize potential financial damage. "None was given", she told the Daily Telegraph.

The NCA is set up to tackle the most serious and organized crime posing the highest risk to public security in Britain.

Both the British Airways app and website were hit by the breach. An airline representative said by email that 380,000 payments were involved.

Earnings after taxation flew to €1.4 billion (S$2.2 billion) in the first six months of 2018 compared with €607 million a year earlier, IAG said in a results statement.

BA announced last month that it will halt flights to Teheran in September, citing low profitability as the United States reimposes sanctions on Iran.

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