More than 185,000 people may have had payment card details stolen in a hack attack on the BA website. The victims were caught out by a website compromise that had gone undetected for months.
BA only discovered the breach while investigating a breach of its website in September, which affected 380,000 transactions. BA owner IAG said both attacks seemed to have been carried out by the same group or gang. It added that it would contact the customers to let them know that their information had gone astray.
Information about the breach was revealed in a stock exchange announcement by IAG. It said the earlier attack took place between April 21 and July 28. It only affected customers who had made bookings by cashing in BA loyalty programme rewards.
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