British Airways says customer data stolen in data breach

British Airways says customer data stolen in data breach

The issue has now been resolved and the site is working properly, the company said, which has already begun to communicate with its customers who have been the victims of theft.

BA said on Thursday evening: "British Airways is investigating, as a matter of urgency, the theft of customer data from its website, ba.com and the airline's mobile app".

BA Chairman and Chief Executive Alex Cruz said in London the airline discovered on September 5 that bookings made between August 21 and September 5 had been infiltrated in a "very sophisticated, malicious criminal" attack.

British Airways advised customers to contact their banks or credit card providers and follow their recommended advice.

"We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused", the statement said. "We take the protection of our customers' data very seriously", read the official statement.

Future bookings will not be affected, BA said. The airline also reported the incident to the police. There were other methods, very sophisticated attempts by villains to acquire these elements.

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In the U.S., Delta Airlines said in April that payment-card information for several hundred thousand customers could have been exposed by a malware breach months earlier.

Another BA customer, Stephanie Jowers, said she contacted the airline hours before the hack was announced to query a suspicious charge on her account but was not informed it could have been compromised.

Speaking to Sky News, he said the online vulnerability had now been fixed after it was discovered on Wednesday, and indicated compensation could be a possibility for anyone who had lost money.

It was unclear how many people were affected.

British Airways experienced an IT-related crisis in May past year when roughly 75,000 passengers were stranded after the airline cancelled more than 700 flights over three days because of system problems.

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