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British Airways Data Breach

Alert message sent 07/09/2018 11:34:00

Information sent on behalf of Humberside Police


British Airways has notified police after hackers stole customer data from its website and mobile app, The airline said the personal and financial details of customers who made bookings on its website or app from 10.58pm on 21 August until 9.45pm on 5 September had been compromised.

BA said the stolen data did NOT include travel or passport details, adding that it was investigating the security breach as a matter of urgency.

Alex Cruz, BA Chairman and CEO, said: “We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused. We take the protection of our customers’ data very seriously.”

Read more at the BBC website:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45440850


Anyone concerned they could be at risk of fraud should consider changing their online passwords, monitor bank and other online accounts and be wary of emails regarding the breach as scammers may try and take advantage of it.

Visit Get Safe Online for a huge variety of Online Safety Advice:
https://www.getsafeonline.org/

If you are a victim of Online Fraud or a Cyber-Attack then you can report it to Action Fraud:
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
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Steven Dennison (Police,Sgt,Cybercrime)

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