British Airways Fined a Record £183M over GDPR Breach

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 ( 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]

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