British Airways Fined a Record £183M over GDPR Breach

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British Airways has been fined £183 million (about $228 million) by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to protect the personal information of around half a million of its customers during last year’s security breach.

In September 2018, the airline disclosed a breach that exposed personal details and credit-card numbers of up to 380,000 customers and lasted for more than two weeks.

At the time, the company confirmed that customers who booked flights on its official website (ba.com) and British Airways mobile app between August 21 and September 5 had had their details stolen by attackers. The cyberattack was later attributed to the Magecart threat actor.

 

[Source: The Hacker News]