British Airways Hit By Major Hacking Attack

British Airways Boeing 747-400 after take off

British Airways Boeing 747-400 after take off. Photo: Adrian Pingstone.

British Airways (BA) has announced a major data breach in which hackers stole information about some 380,000 customer credit cards.

The airline announced on September 7 that the attack, which lasted nearly two weeks, did not compromise any travel or passport information.

BA CEO Alex Cruz apologized for the data leak, saying it was the company’s worst security breach in 20 years.

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