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LONDON — British Airways is promising to compensate customers after reporting a major hack of its website that compromised credit card information of roughly 380,000 travelers.
Chief Executive Alex Cruz said Friday the company is “100 percent committed” to compensating customers whose financial information was stolen. He said the company had been hit by a “very sophisticated malicious criminal attack.”
The article goes on to state the following:
He said enough information was stolen to allow criminals to use credit card information for illicit purposes, and that police are investigating.
“We know that the information that has been stolen is name, address, email address, credit card information; that would be credit card number, expiration date and the three-letter code in the back of the credit card,” he told the BBC, adding that no passport data had been hacked.
The company’s mobile app was also breached, officials said.
British Airways revealed the hack Thursday evening and began notifying customers. Customers who booked on the company website from Aug. 21 until Sept. 5 may have been affected.
We are investigating the theft of customer data from our website and our mobile app, as a matter of urgency. For more information, please click the following link:https://t.co/2dMgjw1p4r
— British Airways (@British_Airways) September 6, 2018
British Airways CEO Alex Cruz describes a data hack of 380,000 customer payment cards as ‘malicious’ but stresses that hundreds of people are working to rectify the situation https://t.co/twoZKqLJ25 pic.twitter.com/oV73JlHazt
— ITV News (@itvnews) September 6, 2018
BREAKING: British Airways has just revealed it was the victim of a hack between August 21st & September 5th, when ‘personal and financial details of customers… were compromised.’ Monitor this page if you think you may have been affected: https://t.co/PKtVgq0vTr pic.twitter.com/Z1Jf5TNO8H
— Airport Webcams (@AirportWebcams) September 6, 2018
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Have you been affected by the @British_Airways hack? I’d love to talk to you about whether you’re having to cancel your cards and whether you feel their customer service has been adequate. Please get in touch! #journorequest
— Rhiannon Williams (@RhiannonJudithW) September 7, 2018
Have you been affected by the British Airways hack? Here’s what you need to know: https://t.co/mA1Lsfb9uq
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 7, 2018
— ITV News (@itvnews) September 7, 2018
Breaking: 380,000 British Airways customers have bank card details stolen in massive data hackhttps://t.co/Gj1pgC0POj
— Manchester News MEN (@MENnewsdesk) September 6, 2018
— 9to5Mac (@9to5mac) September 7, 2018
British Airways cyber hack: updated Q&A with BA’s confirmation that all bank card details were stolen, including the security code on the back, and warning of scam “phishing” emails purporting to be from the airlinehttps://t.co/nETuoMBQsE
— Simon Calder (@SimonCalder) September 7, 2018
— Telegraph Travel (@TelegraphTravel) September 7, 2018
Just cancelled my debit card after receiving an email from British Airways about the hack. Anecdotally this seems big; the person cancelling my card said she had ‘a hundred’ people queuing who were in the same position as me.
— jon.porter (@JonPorty) September 7, 2018