British Airways investigates credit card data breach

The personal and financial data of British Airways customers who made bookings online and on the airline’s app was stolen between August 21 and September 5, the company has said.

The data from around 380,000 payment cards had been compromised. British Airways said in a statement posted in its website that the compromised data did not include travel or passport data. The airline had contacted the police and relevant authorities and was investigating the issue “as a matter of urgency.”

“British Airways is communicating with affected customers and we advise any customers who believe they may have been affected by this incident to contact their banks or credit card providers and follow their recommended advice,” the airline said