Information Commissioner’s Office intends to fine airline for “poor security arrangements” – British Airways says it’s “surprised and disappointed” by planned penalty.
British Airways is facing the prospect of a £183.4m fine following a cyberattack against its systems last year.
The proposed record penalty from the Information Commissioner’s Office comes following a data breach which is thought to have affected hundreds of thousands of customers who used the British Airways website between April and June 2018. The breach was disclosed in September.
This incident in part involved user traffic to the British Airways website being diverted to a fraudulent site, and personal details of around 500,000 customers were harvested by the attackers during this incident, which is believed to have begun in June 2018.
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