British Airways Website, Mobile App Breach Compromises 380k
The airline said information like name, address and bank card details like CVC code were compromised.
British Airways said approximately 380,000 card payments were compromised after a security breach occurred on the company’s website and mobile app in August.
According to the airline, which notified customers on Thursday, the breach compromised the personal and financial details of customers – including name, address and bank card details like CVC code – who made bookings on its website (ba.com) and the airline’s app.
“We understand that this incident will cause concern and inconvenience,” said the spokesperson. “We have contacted all affected customers to say sorry, and we will continue to update them in the coming days. British Airways will not be contacting any customers asking for payment card details, any such requests should be reported to the police and relevant authorities.”
The breach occurred between August 21 until September 5, according to the airline. It has since then been resolved and the ba.com website is working normally, according to a notice on the company’s website. British Airways did not answer further questions about the specific cause behind the breach.
Source | threatpost