British Airlines Hit by Data Breach
380,000 British Airways customers have been affected by a data breach that exposed personal and financial data between August 21 and September 5. According to The Independent, no passport or travel details were stolen, but the type of data exposed means cybercriminals could use the details to commit fraud.
British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz described the breach as a “sophisticated, malicious criminal attack” and promised financial compensation to customers affected, The Independent reports.
The BBC reports that British Airlines has contacted all customers affected by the breach – those who bought tickets between August 21 and September 5. Customers’ names, email addresses and credit card information was stolen.