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British Airways cyber attack: 380,000 customers hit, carrier 'deeply sorry'

Around 380,000 card payments were compromised, British Airways said

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British Airways was forced to apologise on Friday after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen over a two-week period in the worst ever attack on its website and app. The airline discovered on Wednesday that bookings made between Aug. 21 and Sept. 5 had been infiltrated in a "very sophisticated, malicious criminal" attack, BA Chairman and Chief Executive Alex Cruz said. It immediately contacted customers when the extent of the breach became clear. Around 380,000 card payments were compromised, the airline said, with hackers ...

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First Published: Fri, September 07 2018. 18:23 IST