Massive Data Breach At British Airways

Published on: 7th September 2018
By PYXI GDPR Team


British Airways has reported that they have experienced a "sophisticated, malicious criminal attack" on its website which has exposed the data of 380,000 customers.

The BBC news website notes that BA has resolved the issue and their website is again working properly. Apologies have appeared in the press today.

The story goes on to observe that;

"Shares in BA owner IAG fell by 3.1% in early trade on Friday."

The incident has been refered to the ICO for investigation under the new Data Protection Act 2018.

You can read the full story here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45440850

This appears to be an incidence of deliberate criminal activity and an attack on BA's IT systems. We await further information about how the data breach occured and what has been done to protect BA's customers.

"Consumer group Which? said people concerned they could be at risk should consider changing their online passwords, monitor bank and other online accounts and be wary that fraudsters may refer to the breach in scam emails."

British Airways website gives details of how to find out whether your data has been affected: https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/incident/data-theft/latest-information

PYXI GDPR Team: 7th Sep 2018 07:45:00