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Hackers steal credit card data of British Airways customers

British Airways is investigating the theft of data including personal and credit card details from customers who used its website and mobile app to make reservations.

The stolen data didn’t include travel or passport details, the International Consolidated Airlines Group subsidiary said in a statement. The airline said it had notified police and relevant authorities, and was reaching out to affected customers.

The breach took place between 10.58pm London time on 21 August and 9.45pm on 5 September. An airline representative said by e-mail that 380 000 payments were involved. Anyone who believes they may have been affected should contact their banks and credit card providers.

“We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused. We take the protection of our customers’ data very seriously,” British Airways chairman and CEO Alex Cruz said in the statement.  — Reported by Benjamin Katz, (c) 2018 Bloomberg LP

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