BRITISH AIRWAYS DATA BREACH: AIRLINE FINED £183M AFTER CREDIT CARD DETAILS STOLEN

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says it intends to issue the airline with a penalty notice under the Data Protection Act.

The proposed penalty is £183.4m, representing 1.5 per cent of BA’s worldwide revenue in 2017.

 In September 2018, British Airways’ chairman and chief executive, Alex Cruz, revealed what he called “a very sophisticated, malicious attack”.
Cyber criminals stole personal and financial information from hundreds of thousands of customers who booked direct with the airline over a two-week spell in August and early September.