A recent update by British Airways has stated about the theft of data of its clients from its mobile app and website. The airline commented that as per the investigations, the data of 77,000 payment cards are suspected to have been affected. The details include the email address, billing address as well as the card payment information comprising CVV, expiry date and card number. The cardholders have not been informed earlier. In the meantime, 108,000 cards might have been compromised, however, the CVV data has been saved. The carrier made a remark that there is a concern for passengers who made their reward bookings with the help of their payment card between April 21 and July 28.
British Airways commented, ‘Although we do not possess an affirmation that the details were erased from the system of British Airways, we are on the verge of taking a judicious approach in informing most of the clients who have been affected. We are advising them to get in touch with their card provider or bank for safety purpose. There’s no fear for passengers who do not receive any call from British Airways latest by 26th October at 1700 GMT. Furthermore, as per the investigation, it has been announced that a few of our clients were affected from the theft. Out of 380,000 payment card details, the information of 244,000 cards has been compromised. The airline is immensely sorry to all its clients for such theft that has recently occurred. The carrier is planning to reimburse the financial losses of its clients. In addition, we would also provide credit rating monitoring which would be offered by the specialists.’