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British Airways has admitted hackers spent more than two weeks accessing data online resulting in a risk to passengers British Airways has admitted hackers spent more than two weeks accessing data online resulting in a risk to passengers
| 10 September, 2018, 13:00

It's reported that approximately 380,000 customers had their private and financial details stolen from the British Airways website following a data breach. Theft, which did not include information about their customers' travel or their passports, as the company itself says in a statement.

The breach covered customers who made bookings between August 21 and September 5, IAG said.

But U.K. information regulators could end up fining British Airways over the breach. We have notified the police and relevant authorities.

We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused.

Future bookings will not be affected, BA said.

The Royal Bank of Canada said it has not yet seen any impact on its credit card customers. Around 3,80,000 card payments were compromised, the airline said.


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.

Cruz told the BBC's "Today" programme that the data breach was a "sophisticated, malicious criminal attack".

Customers are being advised that should they be concerned about potentially being at risk, then they 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.

Which? said it was "vital" BA moved quickly to ensure affected customers get clear information and what steps they need to take to protect themselves.

A spokesman for the ICO said it would be "making inquiries" into the British Airways hack. The airline said affected customers should follow their bank or provider's recommended advice.

Some 75,000 passengers were left stranded after a glitch forced the airline to cancel almost 726 flights over three days.

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