British Airways data breach News

British Airways Faces Major UK Class-Action Lawsuit After 2018 Data Breach

British Airways Plc faces the largest privacy class-action lawsuit in UK history over its 2018 customer data breach. More than 16,000 victims have now joined a case seeking compensation from the airline. They could claim 2,000 pounds ($2,724) each, according …

UK Data Protection Watchdog Slaps Biggest-Ever Fine on British Airways

Britain’s data protection watchdog said on Friday it has fined British Airways 20 million pounds – its biggest such penalty to date – for failing to protect data that left more than 400,000 of its customers’ details the subject of …

Chinese Hackers Blamed for Accessing Records of 9 Million easyJet Customers

Chinese hackers are suspected of accessing email and travel details of about nine million easyJet customers, said two sources familiar with the investigation into a cyber attack disclosed by the British airline on Tuesday. The sources said the hacking tools …

Marriott Faces $124M Fine for Massive Data Breach Under New Data Protection Rules

The massive hacking of Marriott International Inc. reservation databases could lead to a 99 million-pound ($124 million) fine as the U.K. cracked down on privacy breaches with its second major penalty notice in two days. The cyber attack, which Marriott …

British Airways Faces Record $230M Fine for Data Breach Under New GDPR Rules

British Airways-owner IAG is facing a record $230 million fine for the theft of data from 500,000 customers from its website last year under tough new data-protection rules policed by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO proposed a …

British Airways’ Data Breach Was More Extensive than Original Estimates

International Airlines Group said an investigation into the theft of customers’ data at its British Airways subsidiary showed hackers may have stolen the personal information of a further 185,000 customers. British Airways apologized in September after the credit card details …

Cathay Pacific Cyber Attack Is World’s Biggest Airline Data Breach

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said a hacker accessed personal information of 9.4 million customers, becoming the target of the world’s biggest airline data breach. The airline’s shares sank the most in almost two years, shaving $201 million off its market …

British Airways Says ‘Sophisicated’ Hacker Stole Data on 380,000 Customers

British Airways apologized on Friday after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen over a two-week period in the most serious attack on its website and app. The airline discovered on Wednesday that bookings …