British Airways has revealed that hackers managed to breach its website and app, stealing data from many thousands of customers in the process.
But how was this possible?
BA has not revealed any technical details about the breach, but cyber-security experts have some suggestions of possible methods used.
Names, email addresses and credit card details including card numbers, expiry dates and three-digit CVV codes were stolen by the hackers.
At first glance, the firm’s statement appears to give no details about the hack, but by “reading between the lines”, it is possible to infer some potential attack routes, says cyber-security expert Prof Alan Woodward at the University of Surrey.
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