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British Airways customer data stolen in data breach

“A very sophisticated, malicious attack”: that is how BA’s boss, Alex Cruz, described a security breach that allowed cyber criminals to steal personal and financial information from 380,000 customers who booked direct with the airline.
The London-based airline, the largest in the UK, did not disclose much about the breach, only that hackers stole customer data from its website, ba.com.

In a statement, BA said that the “personal and financial details” of customers who made bookings on BA’s site or app between August 21 and September 5 were compromised, but travel or passport information was not taken.

A spokesperson told TechCrunch that “around 380,000 card payments” were compromised. BA had more than 45 million passengers last year. “The breach has been resolved and our website is working normally,” the company said in a statement

> Read entire article British Airways customer data stolen in data breach | Zack Whittaker | TechCrunch

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