Second hack attack on British Airways uncovered

Friday 26 October 2018 08:31 CET | News

More than 185,000 people may have had payment card details stolen in a hack attack on the British Airways website, according to BBC.

BA only discovered the breach while investigating a breach of its website that took place in September 2018, which affected 380,000 transactions. The victims were caught out by a website compromise that had gone undetected for months.

However, both attacks seemed to have been carried out by the same group or gang, and BA owner IAG announced it would contact the customers to let them know that their information had gone astray.

IAG said two separate groups of customers were affected by the hack attack: 77,000 people had their name, address, email address and detailed payment information taken, while 108,000 people lost personal details apart from the CVV number for their payment cards

So far, few other details have been revealed about this attack, the online publication continues. BA and IAG could face huge fines because the breach took place after stringent European privacy and data rules such as the General Data Protection Regulation came into force.

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Keywords: British Airways, data breach, payment information, card details, online security, cyber attack, malware, UK
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