September 20, 2020

British Airways hacked, customers face the risk of financial information disclosure

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On Thursday, British Airways said it was investigating the theft of customer data. Although the repair work has been completed, if the customer has made a reservation in the past few weeks, their personal and financial information may have been stolen. Customers who have had business contacts between August 21st and September 5th, please be aware. Although BA’s website and apps have been compromised, the data it claims to be stolen does not include passports and travel information.

BA’s parent company (International Airlines Group) said that about 380,000 cardholders were affected. BA will send them a notice and advise them to contact the bank and credit card provider.

BA CEO Alex Cruz said in a statement: “We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused. We take the protection of our customers’ data very seriously.”

The CNET pointed out that this leaked time involved customers who had booked through the BA within a specified period, similar to the hacking that previously affected Best Buy and Adidas.