British Airways Breach Affects 380,000 Customers


Another week, another security leak.

British Airways reports a data breach that compromised around 380,000 customers. The compromised information includes everything - personal information, financial information (including credit card number and CVV code). However, no travel or passport data was stolen.

According to British Airways, the breach was open for two weeks - between August 21, 2018 and September 5, 2018. The good news is that only those customers who made the booking during this period were affected.

A FAQ published by the airlines warns customers of phishing attacks, “Customers should also be aware that fraudsters may be claiming to be British Airways and attempt to gather personal information by deception (known as 'phishing'). We will not be contacting any customers asking for payment card details, and any such requests should be reported to the police and relevant authorities.”

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz told BBC that the company would compensate those customers who may have been financially affected by the breach.



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