NCSC issues statement following British Airways data breach
Written by staff reporter
British Airways has reported a data breach that involves the access of customer names, email addresses and credit card information. The company suspects the breach was a result of criminal activity, and the National Cyber Security Centre is advising those who have used the BA website or mobile application to purchase services while the data was at risk (21st Aug-5th September) to contact their banks, ensure passwords are secure or change them, and also monitor financial accounts for any suspicious transactions.
An NCSC spokesperson said: "We are aware of a data breach affecting British Airways (BA). We are working with partners to better understand this incident and how it has affected customers.
“The incident is thought to have affected some customers who made bookings on the BA website or app between August 21 and September 5, 2018. BA have reported that the compromised data includes names, email addresses and credit card information.
“The NCSC has published guidance for customers who think they may have been affected, and anybody who receives suspicious phone calls, emails or text messages should report them to Action Fraud.”