British Airways (BA) bank details of about 380,000 passengers are stolen in a hacker attack lasting a week. The CEO of the UK-based national airline has apologized Friday for the incident.
According to BA, the attack on the company’s online booking system took place on August 21, mid-European time, from 23.58 on 5 September to 22.45 – that is, more than two weeks. The company reported that the hacker attack was abolished, and the BA online system was once again reliably operated.
British Airways launched Thursday’s notice to all affected passengers and stressed that the incident was only affecting those who used the airline’s online booking system between the two given dates. According to the company, hackers did not get access to passenger passports and booked travel details.