Reuters reported that “British Airways was forced to apologize on Friday after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen over a two-week period in the most serious attack on its website and app.” The September 6, 2018 reported entitled “BA apologizes after 380,000 customers hit in cyber attack” included the comments:
The airline discovered on Wednesday that bookings made between Aug. 21 and Sept. 5 had been infiltrated in a “very sophisticated, malicious criminal” attack, BA Chairman and Chief Executive Alex Cruz said. It immediately contacted customers when the extent of the breach became clear.
Around 380,000 card payments were compromised, the airline said, with hackers obtaining names, street and email addresses, credit card numbers, expiry dates and security codes – sufficient information to steal from accounts.
At least BA is admitting the cyberattack unlike what happened last year as I explained in my June 2017 blog Cyber attack probably caused BA to strand 75,000 passengers, but BA claims it just lost electricity! Haha!
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