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british airways was attacked and the attacker stole the details of 380000 customers

Posted by barkins at 2020-04-15

British Airways was attacked by hackers, who stole personal and 380000 payment card information from customers, excluding travel or passport details.

The company published a data disclosure notice on its website, which affected customers' scheduled information on its website and applications between 22:58 on August 21, 2018 and 21:45 on September 5, 2018.

British Airways has launched an internal investigation and notified the police and authorities.

"As a matter of urgency, we are investigating the theft of customer data from our website and mobile applications. Stolen data do not include travel or passport details. "

The airline confirmed that the violation has been resolved and that its services are now functioning properly. BA is in communication with affected customers and recommends that customers who believe they may be affected by the breach contact their bank or credit card provider.

"We are deeply sorry for the damage caused by this criminal activity. We attach great importance to protecting our customers' data. "British Airways chairman and CEO Alex Cruz said.

Privacy advocates and security experts believe that companies could face huge fines due to the new European gdpr data protection law.