The National Crime Agency and National Cyber Security Centre confirmed they are looking into a security breach at British Airways.
The airline has disclosed that hackers stole customer data from its website and mobile app for two weeks from August 21. It is thought that some 380,00 card payments were compromised during this time. The vulnerability has now been resolved and BA say that it is safe for passengers to check-in online, and book flights online. Customers are being advised to contact their banks for further advice.
Anyone concerned they could be at risk should consider changing their online passwords, monitor bank and other online accounts and be wary that fraudsters may refer to the breach in scam emails.
However, with GDPR now in force, it won’t just be affected customers who will be interested in how this incident plays out.