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Hacking Against British Airways Results in Theft of 380K Card Data


British Airways stated on September 6 that hackers got away with its customers' financial and other personal data when they were booking tickets during 21st August to 5th September, within one security breach involving 380K credit and debit cards.


Further according to the airline, an investigation is ongoing on an urgent basis into the theft, which was via compromising the airline's website as well as its mobile application. Evidently, there were no passport or travel particulars included in the hacked data.


Although the incident is unfortunate, yet worse things didn't happen. For instance, the hackers didn't steal the consumers' passport numbers. British Airlines has advised anybody thinking the data breach may've impacted them to get in touch with their credit card firm else bank while abide by their recommendations. Approximately 380,000 payment cards are known to have been hijacked.


Meanwhile, there are concerns from the ticket buyers that British Airways hadn't told them directly regarding the hack. Milton Keynes resident Daniel Willis, aged 34, a ticket buyer from the airline on September 3 stated that he saw the twitter message and knew through it for the first time. He was going to have the first experience on BA after the airline had left him stranded even as his wife along with their toddler daughter all had to wait at Düsseldorf for some days during December, that time also without any communication.


It has been decided that the National Crime Agency would deal with the highly organized crime which is also very serious and imposes the greatest danger on the general mass' security inside Britain. News18.com posted this, September 7, 2018.


British Airways said regarding compensation that it would be getting in touch with customers while would provide any claims as person to person basis.


The company stated that customers to board subsequent flights would find the situation normal as on the website because there was no more problem now. According to NCA, the agency was aware about news regarding certain data hack impacting BA; therefore, it was engaged in a joint task with partners for evaluating the optimum action possible.

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