British Airways Breach: Over 500,000 Customer Accounts Compromised

The details are continuing to emerge – and get worse – about the hack of British Airways. In September it was revealed that for over two weeks, hackers stole over 385,000 customer data records which included full name and address info and complete credit card data including CCV numbers (for 77,000 of the users) from the BA website and Mobile app.

A follow up notice published by BA’s parent International Airlines Group, on Thursday last week admitted that passengers who made bookings between April and July using rewards points were also snooped on by the cybercriminals.

What’s the takeaway? As usual, we recommend that it’s important to have  Dark Web monitoring in place for your entire organization so that you can watch for these stolen credentials to appear for sale. Personal monitoring is also important so make sure you’re using a reputable product like our Spotlight ID.

And if you’ve flown British Airways recently make sure you change those account credentials, get a replacement for whatever card you used for reservations, and if you used the same credentials at any other site, make sure you change all those passwords, too.

Everyone stay safe out there!


 

 

 

 

 

Author: Glenn Mores

President & CEO MicroData