British Airways reports theft of financial data for 380,000 travelers

Criminals have stolen data from 380,000 British Airways customers. This includes financial data such as credit card information that customers entered when booking flights.

More precisely, it concerns the data of bookings made between August 21 and September 5 via ba.com or the airline’s app, the warning page states. It reports to TechCruch that it concerns 380,000 customers. British Airways advises affected customers to set a new password and contact their bank about next steps.

The company does not disclose which data is involved. In any case, passport and travel data have not been funneled away by the criminals, British Airways promises. It is not clear how the malicious parties managed to penetrate the systems. According to the company, the leak has been fixed and the authorities have been informed.

Update, Saturday September 8: British Airways says in emails to customers that full names, billing addresses, email addresses and credit card details consisting of numbers, expiration dates and CVV codes have been stolen.