Tag: malware

Last Thursday, another major breach hit the news, as British Airways announced that its website and mobile application had been compromised by criminals, which resulted in the theft of 380,000 customer transactions details.

The airline discovered that bookings made between August 21 and September 5 had been infiltrated in a “very sophisticated, malicious criminal attack”, with cyber-criminals obtaining names, street names, email addresses, credit card numbers, expiry dates and even security codes. BA reports that only customers who booked travel and made purchases on the BA site or mobile application within that time window were affected by the breach. Thankfully, stored credit card details are not at risk.


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