British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

IAG said the stolen data did not include travel or passport details.

The company hasn't released any other details about the breach yet, but like most of these events, we'll probably learn much more as the airline's investigation unfolds.

BA insists its buggered systems have been patched and its website is now working normally.

The airline said the hack continued for nearly two weeks, between August 21 and September 5, with 380,000 payments compromised.

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"We recommend you contact your bank and follow their recommended advice", read the statement.

The airline said 380,000 payments were compromised.

BA apologised for the error on flights to Tel Aviv and Dubai, but customers said they were angry their tickets were not being honoured.

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". Customers who are due to travel are able to check-in online as usual. But what you do after you call the bank?

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Alex Cruz, British Airways" chairman and chief executive, said in a statement: "We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused. "None was given", she told the Daily Telegraph.

The airline said the problem was down to an incident with an IT system.

In June, more than 2,000 British Airways passengers had their tickets cancelled because the prices were too cheap.

The London-listed group, which is also the owner of Irish airline Aer Lingus and Spanish carrier Vueling, added that total revenues swelled three percent to 11.2 billion euros.

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