Bad news for travellers who travelled with British Airways during the period of 21st August and 5th September. In a security breach, an estimated 380,000 payment cards have been compromised. According to British Airways, the breach has leaked sensitive personal and financial information to hackers. Journey and passport details are said to be safe from the breach.
British Airways said in a statement, “We are investigating, as a matter of urgency, the theft of customer data from our website and our mobile app. The stolen data did not include travel or passport details.” They also mentioned that the breach has been fixed and their website and app are working as expected again. The airlines reassured customers checking in online that their data is safe. Affected customers are requested to contact banks or credit card providers immediately. All claims for compensation will be settled according to their individual merit.