British Airways Hacked, 380,000 Bank Cards Stolen

If you’re a frequent flyer of British Airways, or have recently booked with the airlines, you might want to consider cancelling your existing bank card and getting a new one. This is because according to reports, the company was recently hacked which resulted in 380,000 bank cards of customers being stolen as a result.

The company’s CEO Álex Cruz has since publicly apologized for the issue and had promised that they will be compensating customers who have had their data and cards stolen as a result of this hack. Speaking during the BBC Radio 4 Today program, Cruz said, “We are 100% committed to compensate them, period. We are committed to working with any customer who may have been financially affected by this attack, and we will compensate them for any financial hardship that they may have suffered.”

He also adds, “At the moment, our number one purpose is contacting those customers that made those transactions to make sure they contact their credit card bank providers so they can follow their instructions on how to manage that breach of data.” Cruz would not go into details about the hack as the issue was still being investigated,

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