380,000 British Airways Customers Hacked

380,000 British Airways Customers Hacked

Some angry travellers complained to Britain's Press Association that they had already noted bogus activity on credit cards that had been used to make British Airways bookings during the time when the breach was undetected.

Hackers obtained the credit card details of some 380,000 British Airways travellers during a two-week data breach this summer that leaves the customers vulnerable to financial fraud, the airline says.

BA said it is in the process of contacting all affected customers.

Expressing regret over the data breach, the airline said, "We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused".

The company said the breach is now resolved and the website is back to normal, but for those affected by the hack, here is what you need to know.

However, the compromised data didn't include passport or travel details.

Customers who bought tickets from ba.com or the airline's official app are being advised to contact their credit card providers.




"The only good thing we can say about this breach is that BA have provided a very short and specific date range where data may have been compromised".

Future bookings will not be affected, BA said.

"Atrocious that I had to find out about this via news and twitter", he tweeted.

BA apologized in July after technology issues caused dozens of its flights to and from London Heathrow Airport to be canceled.

"We will continue to keep our customers updated with the very latest information", the airline said.

Data security expert Trevor Reschke said that like any website which sees large volumes of card transactions, British Airways was a ripe target for hackers.

The London-listed group, which is also the owner of Irish airline Aer Lingus and Spanish carrier Vueling, added that total revenues swelled 3 per cent to €11.2 billion.

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