British Airways Data Breach
On the 8th July 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways (“BA”) a staggering £183.39 million for breaches of data protection law.
This incident involved users of the BA website being diverted to a fraudulent site. Through this false site, cyber criminals were able to obtain customer’s personal and financial information. Personal data of approximately 500,000 customers were compromised in this incident, which is believed to have begun in June 2018.
If you have been affected by this incident, you should change your online passwords immediately. Monitor your bank and credit card accounts and keep an eye out for any unusual or unrecognised transactions. We would also advise you to be wary any emails or calls asking for more information to help deal with the data breach.
What are your rights?
If you have been a victim of this attack and you have suffered financial harm or distress we can help. BA must be held accountable for their laxed security. Complete our online claim form or request a call back from the team and we can assist you in making a claim against British Airways for this severe breach of data protection.