BA website and mobile app suffers data breach

The chief executive of British Airways has apologised for what he has called a very sophisticated breach of the firm’s security systems. Alex Cruz told the BBC that hackers carried out a “sophisticated, malicious criminal attack” on its website.The airline said personal and financial details of customers making bookings had been compromised. About 380,000 transactions were affected, but the stolen data did not include travel or passport details. BA said the breach took place between 22:58 BST on 21 August and 21:45 BST on 5 September.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC